watercolors

 

My first love. I still dream of the perfect wash, the most subtle blend, the serendipitous bleed of color. The thing about watercolors is knowing when to let go. You must plan ahead, (and save your whites!) but the art and the challenge of watercolor is in finding the balance between guiding and following. You must learn to let the paper, the water and the pigment lead your brush. Again, you must wait, lingering in the pause, in order to see the next step unfold. And then you must seize it, or the moment will be gone.

© 2019 by Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved