|'Lavender Surprise' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Then I spent way too much time lost in Facebook and following links. Which actually turned out to be a good thing. I discovered a few very useful websites including the Zen of Bob Ross blog. I scrolled down the page smiling as I read the Bob Bossisms....and then this quote hit me:
“There’s no good or bad. There’s just what makes you happy.”
— Bob Ross
|The UFO painting with the original pink sky|
It was just what I needed to hear. I now knew what that lavender field painting needed. It needed a happy blue sky! I had originally decided to do a pale pink and violet sky for the field of lavender. My hope was that the violet in the sky would work well with the purple on the lavender.
And it did work. It just didn't make me happy. Perhaps it was the mood the pinkish sky created. Usually I love playing with sky color but this painting needed a traditional happy blue sky. So I took out a few blue pastels and repainted the sky. It made me happy! Thanks Bob. :)
Check out this fun blog for more gems from Bob Ross: http://zenofbobross.tumblr.com