12/13/13 Watercolor Wednesday
Scouring around familiar places looking for a fresh subject-interest is one of my least favorite aspects of painting.
I dislike it so much that I think I’m actually somewhat opposed to it…because I’ve learned that such a search is really about my own frame of mind more than a lack in my surroundings. It’s fatigue, and in a way it’s a lack of gratitude, too.
There’s a beauty to be found almost everywhere…and I know how that reads, but I don’t mean that in a flippant way. I think it’s true. But I have to have the eyes to see, or appreciate, the familiar in a fresh way, and that’s not something that’s available on demand.
However, I’ve been at it long enough now that I know there are ways to work through it, and yesterday was one of the days where I managed to do just that.
So, here’s my offering. I hope it’s pleasing!
The Wild Side, December
11×14″ watercolor and sundry techniques
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