of a petal to prink
its essence
sarah schumacher mixed media painting art haiku word of the day prink flower the 100 day project


to fuss over one’s dress, especially before the mirror.

This is a good example of the most difficult thing about painting, which is knowing when to stop. That last dash of detail can make or break a painting. Knowing when it’s needed never gets easier.

I took it too far with the yellow; I liked it a lot better without, and that additional color just pushed it a little too far. This is one reason I always take photos and sketch over the top as I’m deciding what to do next.


  • 6″ x 6″
    cold-press watercolor block

  • charcoal wash, acrylic paint, collage, granular gel, Sharpie pen

  • 5/17/2016