Influenced by Sarah Yeoman's presentation (see previous post) on loose watercolor technique, here is an experiment in the method. I think it is very different from much of my past work where would often try to record every detail. This working loosely is very freeing, mentally speaking. It allows me to be more playful with the paint and quite honestly, makes the creation of the piece more enjoyable. It is more about capturing the essence of the flower, rather than the details. That is something I have read about countless times, but it didn't quite sink in until now. How does that saying go? "When the student is ready, the teacher appears?"
"Pink Rosebud #1"
Copyright 2009 Jeanne Guerin-Daley
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