Just let it be

1st image

My first watercolor painting. I did not like it. It seems too rigid and I wanted to get rid of the outlines in pencil. I tried adding more water, color, and used other techniques to make the lines go away, and ended up with a final painting that looks like the 2nd image below.

It does not look any better I realized and so decided to just let it be.

I did not come away being a total loser. Who knew painting with water colors would give me profound insight? I know there are many mistakes I have made in my life. I have tried to fix some of them and am still trying with others. I guess I just need to let them be. They are perfect or imperfect just the way they are.

2nd image

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