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Murphy's Laws on Art and Painting (and Variations)

Art lessons learned the hard way...

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Murphy's Law, which states that if anything can go wrong, it will, applies to art and painting too... This list of variations on Murphy's Law could also be titled "Art Lessons Learned the Hard Way".

Murphy's Law of Art and Painting No 1
Never quickly add something to a painting when you're already dressed to go out somewhere and are waiting for the rest of the family to get ready as you will get paint on your clothes.

Murphy's Law of Art and Painting No 2
Don't rinse your brushes in the same type of vessel you are drinking from.

Murphy's Law of Art and Painting No 3
Resist the temptation to make one little correction to a painting as that correction will need to be corrected, and then the correction of the correction and so on.

Murphy's Law of Art and Painting No 4
When the painting is still wet, don't let your fingers touch it more than your brushes.

Murphy's Law of Art and Painting No 5
If you think it's wet, it is.

Murphy's Law of Art and Painting No 6
When you are sit cosily to begin painting, the door-bell will ring.

Murphy's Law of Art and Painting No 7
When you put a lot of acrylic paint to cover a large area and begin spreading it, the phone will ring. The call will be long enough for the paint to dry completely.

Murphy's Law of Art and Painting No 8:
If it does not mix well with water, it is not watercolor paint.

Murphy's Law of Art and Painting No 9:
When you are working on two paintings, your favorite brush will always be next to the other painting.

Murphy's Law of Art and Painting No 10:
The aerosol varnish will run out midway on the last canvas.

Thanks to Tera, Papaya, Clark, LuvsMatchbox, and other members of the Painting Forum for their contributions to this list of Murphy's Laws on Art and Painting! If you've got any Murphy's Law variations of your own to add, do it here...

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