Slower, richer…

watercolor, 24" x 18"

watercolor, 24″ x 18″

I had thought that the essence of a good watercolor was for it to be executed quickly, with confident and deft strokes, allowing spontaneity to be the defining characteristic, but I am learning that a piece can be executed slowly, taking time to get a feeling for what is emerging, and following that. This one has been propped up in my living space for a few days, and I’m seeing what else it needs, so it’s not quite finished, but almost. It is also inspiring me to develop it much larger, in oils.

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