About a year ago I signed up for a watercolor class at the local Y – not being an avid watercolor fan especially, but being very eager to take a ‘formal’ class in one of the Fine Arts; to learn art technique and principles from that perspective.
Well, I was not only presented with all kinds of wonderful information, I became fascinated with using this form of paint. I love the transparency of watercolor and the ability to subtly layer color upon color. It is so exciting to put down a swipe of color on a wet surface and to coax it gently in the direction you want. The color has a mind of its own and often does more interesting and exciting things than your original idea.
I’ve worked on various kinds of projects to learn different skills – most of these are still unfinished. Some will remain unfinished – some I am still working on. This street scene is probably my favorite completed piece thus far.