Deep into Watercolors

After more than a year and a half, I have been swept up into painting with watercolors again. It’s all I want to do. I have to limit myself, time wise to about 45 minutes or so in order to get all my other work done. It’s a busy time- finishing Christmas orders, doing CADs and tech packs for my design job in Nepal, and planning out a new wholesale collection for 2020.

The image in this painting is a little lake at the trail head of Reservoir Ridge at Michaud road in Fort Collins. It’s small and perfect. I took the photo on a much sunnier day than it is today.

The painting gives me a moment in each day to breathe and to suspend time. I am totally focused. Sometimes I am very inspired and the paintings turn out well, uninspired. Other times I make myself paint, and am happy with the results. But as a rule, it’s the process that is compelling, not the finished product.

The discipline and quotidien nature of creating one little painting each day is a pure joy.

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