I fiddled around today with the watercolour sketch of the snail that I did last week, and completely changed the mood. A little bit more colour on the shell and a lot more ground (with some texture) underneath him and the simple watercolour sketch of before disappeared.
When I left to go out this afternoon I thought I’d broken this… I so loved the simple sketch, and I’d mixed it up, made the bright colours go away… however, now I’ve been away from it for a while it’s something new. Agreed, it’s not what I originally imagined but it is colourful, the ground which (when I first painted it) looked too wet and messy contrasts with the purple of the snail’s slimy body. I don’t love it (yet), but I can see that it might still work.