Wes is home from school today and so last night I stopped by the studio and got my gouache paints and a pad of paper… figured I would be home for most of today and I could “practice.”

Last night I worked the above rabbit into the UGLIEST mess of brown you’ve ever seen… I should have taken photos. But you have to trust me, it was bad.

I started using the “painting” as a palette for another piece… in tones of brown, of course. Then, as a last-ditch effort (and because of some Facebook encouragement from Dar Hosta), I went into it anew.

And it worked! I was able to salvage it!

It reminds me of a phrase from one of my favorite movies:


(The phrase is 44 seconds in…)