Are You Sitting Down?

If you’re not sitting down, you might want to do that now. I’ve decided to start posting to my blog again, at least on an experimental basis.

For the past year almost, I’ve entertained the thought that art blogs may be a thing of the past. After all, there’s Facebook and Instagram now, and people have acquired new habits of connecting. But this medium has called to me again, because when I want to find content from my artist friends, I still want to read their blogs. So why not provide that same service in return?

For this past year, I’ve been teaching a beginner class for watercolor. Because I’m a watercolor novice myself, I’m using it to get lots of practice and try to solve its mysteries. The medium requires plenty of patience and hours of practice. There are no short cuts.

This is not to say I’m not longing to return to abstracts and collage. I will in time, but am still thoroughly enjoying watercolors. You’ll probably notice in these images a tenacious quality here and there, especially if you’re a watercolorist. But I’m willing to put in the time to get it “right” — which to me means a feeling for the immediacy and luminosity that it demands.

As long as it’s fun, I’ll keep on doing it. Isn’t that what life is for? Have a creative day!

“Spring Creek” – Watercolor, 8×10 inches

“Deibert Park” – Watercolor, 5×7 inches

“View From the Boat” – Watercolor, 8×10 inches

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