Sunday, May 29, 2011

Appreciate

"Appreciate the fabulous privilege of being alive."
—Barbara Ann Kipfer.
ART. Here is a close up image showing detail of the body with more watercolor washes added. I paint intuitively in a loose direct style. By using a limited palette of three to five colors, I can be sure that all elements of the painting relate to each other.

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Hot press paper is unforgiving of watercolor (meaning the paper soaks up the paint instantly), so any mistakes have to be caught immediately or they become "happy mistakes" of serendipity. The painting of Queenty is almost finished. Stay tuned.

Dogs, especially boxers, know how to appreciate the gift of life.