I painted this antique blue bowl in watercolor without sketching first:
This was a bit of a challenge for me. Although it helped me to see the bowl’s shape more clearly, I realized that I messed up the pattern a bit around the top edge. I decided to keep going anyway.
I added pencil at the end:
This was a good exercise to help me paint what I see instead of what I think I see!
I have this bowl in my kitchen and I see it every day so I surprised myself when I painted the pattern wrong. I’m glad I kept going even though I messed up. I think I learned more about my subject from my mistake than if I had done it correctly.
Happy Creating! 😊