Mistakes and Errors
The Completed Apron Painting
Sometimes our mistakes can lead to another type of 'ah ha' moment. After painting a black border around the chili on the apron I started to work on the market bag. Wanting to expand the size of the black gessoed area on the bag to accommodate the painting and the black border, I proceeded to apply the gesso to the bag and accidentally spilled a rather large blob of black on the bag that seeped through to the back of the bag.... what to do? First I painted the front and waited for that to dry.
The Completed Bag Painting
This left me with two mistakes...the blob of black on the back and a wider right margin. I decided I will use lettering on the wide right margin, something like: Red Hot Chili or Chili or Red Hot or Real Women Eat Chilies or Hot Pepper or Hottie...something. So now I will need to put the same lettering on the apron, but across the top. And what to do about the back blob....??? After the painting on the front dried and I turned the bag over, I found the blob was in the shape of a chili. Pretty cool. Easy answer. A small chili on the back.
Errors are the portals of discovery.