Saturday, 2 January 2010

Watercolour Magic!

 Leopard Stage 2

I am absolutely loving painting this subject. One of the most important lessons I learned in 2009 was not to rush. I have learned to slow down at last. Life isn't a race and the joy in a painting while it develops is often  too beautiful to be missed. Each stage and brushstroke is magical in its own right.  Imagine taking a long journey and missing all the wonderful sights along the way. Just going from A to B but not having the time to notice landmarks or gorgeous scenery.

Every single brushstroke tells a story. Working minus a preliminary sketch it is vital for me to think  very carefully about each one.

My painting is developing but already I am falling in love with the forms of colour taking shape.
 Life is great!


Helen said...

This really is 'Watercolour Magic''s wonderful to see the steps in this Jean!

Helen said...

This is truly 'Watercolour Magic' Jean!