I started my second painting today. I really wanted to paint my daughter who is picking flowers but she is wearing all kinds of textures and patterns. She likes to dress herself at the tender age of 4. She has polka dots on a rain coat, and a knitted hat in the bold colors. I truly love it but the dots! Ahhh! I cursed every single one that I drew. Of course now I see that Mark has mentioned on the online course to avoid patterns like wicker and high contrasting patterns. I have drawn a wicker chair before. It only took me a week...lol.
The hat was the first object I painted since it bordered her face. Surprisingly, the knitted pattern didn't bother me to much. Maybe it's because I'm a knitter and know which way the stitches are going? One thing is for sure, I'm going to learn lots, if not about painting, about patience.
Keep me accountable. This one is going to get done, one way or another.