Day 198 – Fixing Mistakes & a giveaway!!

To celebrate my 200th consecutive blog post and my new blog leave a comment on my blog between now and Wednesday midnite. I will randomly pic three winners for a small original watercolor – one of the three Watercolors at the end of this blog post!!

Good luck!!

Now back to how I fixed my mistake.

I did this great sketch at Key West.

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As usual I had to write on it. WHAT was I thinking?! The original lettering got lost in all those great Palm fronds. So brilliant me decided to try a red Tombow. Green and red complimentary colors so red letters would pop. Uh yes they did. They popped TOO much. Tried to black them out with my Pentel brush pen. Nope that wasn’t working either.

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Then another brilliant thought use some gouache on the letters. Anything was better than that red. Well better yes but still NOT great. I got out an old accounting register that I have and decided to glue some over the offending letters.

I tore it using a ruler. I like the rough edges. Glued it down. Painted the palms over it. Redid the letters and

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ThAnK goodness it worked.

I am pronouncing this one done.

Thanks for looking!!

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8 thoughts on “Day 198 – Fixing Mistakes & a giveaway!!

  1. Marilyn Cieremans says:

    I look at your work each night and have enjoyed watching your progress. As i said in previous comments it has made me really want to get back to watercolour.
    Keep up the good work

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    • Margaret Hunt says:

      Thanks so much Marilyn!! It’s been a journey. Good to know someone is out there looking everyday!! Thinking I will try for 365 days!! OH MY…

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  2. Verla Goudy says:

    I have enjoyed seeing your Key West sketches after just having been there myself. I like your persistence in finding ways to cover your mistake.

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