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 Watercolor painting…what an experience!

Vibrant, jewel-toned colors. The invitation of a blank sheet of watercolor paper. Brushes of varied shapes and sizes. Unpredictable water. An unlimited supply of subject matter.

I love the joy of dipping a brush into water, then into my paint-filled ice-cube tray, and then onto the surface of the paper made especially for watercolor paint. While I do value- and color-studies of my paintings ahead of time, there is still plenty of room for surprises and happy accidents because watercolors never behave exactly like I think they will.

My painter’s heart responds to scenes directly before my eyes which I paint on site, or photograph and then paint later; readings from poetry, devotional writings, or scripture; the events, dreams and emotions of life. Who could ever run out of ideas or subject matter for paintings?

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