Yes, that moment. The one every watercolorist loves. It just delights your eyes and sends tingles up your spine. It is just so beautiful and out of control. Yup, that moment when the paper has been prepped for that touch of color...and it takes off going who-knows-where. It is such a delight to the eyes and mind. It is one of the reasons you choose this medium. The surprise of watching your painting do its own thing. So on Self-Isolation Day 105 thought I would spend a moment just writing about the beauty in my life. Back to my brushes.
"I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty." - Edgar Allen Poe
I have been working on a small painting which I completed yesterday! Hooray! I titled it Seeking Tranquility , which is rather self explanatory. (It is 2020 after all). So now I have the opportunity to start another small one while I work on a larger one. I have about six ideas I would like to test out, so I'll pick one and see how it goes. One I tried previously seven years ago and just couldn't pull it together, so that idea is definitely in the running. The weather here has improved and we have enjoyed some sunny days for a wonderful change. Hot, but just beautiful and sunny. As far as the coronavirus goes our numbers here continue to rise. Few people here will wear a mask, so I must remain at home. I'm sending a shout-out to Cynthia who left a comment on my last post. Sounds like she has a great system for storing her art supplies! I always enjoy hearing how other people store all this stuff. And thanks for the encouragement too. Sounds like you and I are in the same boat...just different places. I will be sure to post the link as soon as I am aware of it. Back to my brushes.
"Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider is chaos to the fly." - Morticia Addams.
I am still dealing with a hurt back, but recovering slowly. So I haven't been painting for the past week. We have had some sunshine, that was a pleasant change. But even with that, the ground is still saturated. Luckily, tropical storm Cristobal didn't impact our area too much...just clouded, rained a little, and blew away. So, pandemic-wise numbers are worse here, unsurprisingly, but on the upside my cooking has improved! AND we got yeast!!! Yes, bread is comfort food. That's it for today, I can't sit here anymore. Back to my brushes soon.
"The clean tongue, the clear head and the bright eye are birthrights of each day." - William Osler
I'm pleased to share that my painting Nature's Tools has been accepted in the National Watercolor Society's 100th International Open Exhibition! My thanks to the judges of selection: Katherine Chang Liu, Dean Mitchell, and John Salminen. This on-line exhibit runs from October 1, 2020 through January 30th, 2021. The ARTSPAN online gallery sales will open the same day. Back to my brushes.
"Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." - Golda Meir