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"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." - John Singer Sargent

Friday, May 21, 2010

Too hot, too dry, not wet enough.

Savannah was perhaps the most productive sketching that I have done so far. I believe to have discovered more about watercolor and the beautiful things it can do on paper and clayboard. However, I do think that weather affects how the pigments react with each other. I had a difficult time creating blooms because the waiting period was unpredictable. Either the wash dried to quickly or stayed wet too long. As watercolor artists, we should take into consideration the climate we paint in and how we can adjust our painting techniques to limit frustrations...well from what I experienced. On the other hand, I felt like I have discovered a different side of me. Savannah is by far my favorite city.  Here are a few sketches. More to come.