Ink and watercolor
Stillman & Birns Zeta Sketchbook, 7.5" x 7.5"
Monday, March 9, 2020
Is this more of a drawing or more of a painting?
I am not sure.
Does it matter? Not really.
What does matter?
The way as soon as I saw the watercolors begin to puddle and mix, I felt very satisfied and happy.
The way the combination of cobalt blue, cobalt violet, and quinacridone magenta vibrate with energy, at least for me.
The way I felt connected to a helpful community artists before and while I painted: Emily Weil advising me, in-person at a painting lesson just days earlier, to paint what I’m drawn to in the style I like in order to learn more deeply; Liz Steel, via online video Sketching Now watercolor class, demonstrating how to use washes; and Antrese Wood, via Savvy Painter podcast, talking about resistance and the artist.
Yes, I experienced the magic I’d been seeking.
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