Painting The Blues!
I have spent today completing a feature for an art magazine. While I worked with a selection of blue shades I realised how much fun it is to literally watch paint dry. I have learned so much from sitting still and enjoying watching the pigments fuse and merge as they dry minus the use of a hairdryer to speed things up. In fact I detest the use of a hairdryer as it really can ruin gloriously natural results from allowing watercolour to dry in its own time.
There is a tiny burst of pigment trying to escape in these strong bold placements of colour application.Even the "bully" Cadmium Yellow is subdued into behaving for a change!
How many artists race to work on a completed masterpiece and lose vital pleasure and excitement from the joys of just playing with colour for the sake of it?
Heaven forbid a day will come where I don't say " WOW!" at two pigments creating fascinating reactions as they dry.
For now I must get back to writing but today has been so much fun.
And that is how painting should be for me,
Sheer joy and pleasure.