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.

"Scotland Sky"
"Scotland Sky"

watercolor. 8.5x11 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Winter Scene"
"Winter Scene"

charcoal and pencil, 8.5x11 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Maine with Jane"
"Maine with Jane"

watercolor, 8.5x11 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"up•end"
"up•end"

watercolor 11x14 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

" New Day"
" New Day"

watercolor, 22x30 ©Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Marshland"
"Marshland"

guoache, 6x12 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Scotland, Field and Sky"
"Scotland, Field and Sky"

watercolor, 8.5x11 ©Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Twilight Travels"
"Twilight Travels"

watercolor, 11x14 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Maine View"
"Maine View"

watercolor, 3x5 ©Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Layers, Canal Street"
"Layers, Canal Street"

watercolor, 11x14 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Waiting for the Train"
"Waiting for the Train"

watercolor, 11x14 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Autumn Mood"
"Autumn Mood"

watercolor, 11x14 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved