At last the fleeting sky is united with earth and water. I actually completed this little (7″ x 10″) watercolor two days ago, but a scanner mishap kept me from getting it into pixel form until today. Finally got access to another scanner, and voilà! I had a good time painting this little study, even though through much of the process I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the result. It’s been a while since I did a watercolor, and I always feel a little bit like I’m reinventing the wheel when I’ve neglected a particular technique over time. It’s even worse if I pull out some of my old watercolors, back when I was doing a lot of them, and see how nicely I handled things such as rippling water. Then I start to wonder how the heck I did that, and do some test runs on old scrap watercolor paper. The test runs provide some clues, but in the end I have to just “dive in” (pardon the lousy pun) and take whatever results I get. I look at this little painting and I’m happy.
Charm, showing off the only braids that will stay in her endless mane.
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