Another watercolorist’s words, but oh so true. I smiled when I read this, remembering how frustrating I found this in my early watercolor years. The paint doesn’t always stay where I put it. I anticipate this behavior now, and even encourage it, painting wet-on-wet. The paint will continue to travel across moistened paper and to mingle with any other colors it touches along the way. It is one of the loveliest things about watercolor, that it continues to change even after I’ve stopped pushing it around with the brush. The key is knowing when to push and when to stop and watch.
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It was unlike other mediums I had tried; pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic…put them down and they stay put. Not so with watercolor which continues to move long after you’ve walked away, as if it had a mind of its own. Now, I find that characteristic the one I’ve come to love the most. I’m endlessly fascinated by watercolor. My advice to newbies….relax, don’t be too bossy with watercolor, it doesn’t respond well to micro-management.
it doesn’t always stay where you put it…….
I was thrilled to receive the Laurie Bode Memorial Watercolor Award for my watercolor painting, Dune, at last night’s opening reception for the Columbus Artists Guild Members Show.
myScape #2. This series is my experiment with improvisation. Contrary to my usual method, I did not start with a plan. I made it up as I went along. I found the experience very liberating and meditative.