This painting was a quick class demo that turned out alright ... from many years ago ... and reminds me of today. The key word here is 'QUICK.'
Because of the natural spontaneity of watercolor, it's a great thing to splash some paint on the paper with an idea in mind and see what happens. The key is leaving it alone, touching it only a bit where it matters, and not working it to death to make it 'better.'
Some artists can naturally and intuitively do this, but for me it's a struggle. I love when it happens, though.
Now I'm off to PLAN another painting .... or change my plans and just paint by the seat of my pants. We'll see.
"SOLITUDE" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Arches 12 x 17" COLLECTED