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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Friday, January 3, 2014

January 3 - Shaynie


What I love about these watercolors is that they force me to go really, really slowly.  I paint just a few strokes then walk away to let them dry.  If I go too fast, the colors get muddy and I start throwing paint in places just to get paint on the paper.  ALWAYS, I make bad marks when they are too big, too long or uninteresting strokes.  EVERY stroke needs to be well put, sensitive and meaningful, well thought out and planned.  Some day, I will go slowly enough to not make any thoughtless mark.  This goes totally against my personality...

4 comments:

a woman who is said...

I admire your discipline. Love the purposeful little drips too. She is coming along beautifully.

Pat Fleming said...

Nicely done Nancey. It is refreshing to look at this painting as it is.

Chell Design said...

Lovely.

Laura Gable said...

It feels very Ted Nuttal-ish and Charles Reid-ish with the expressive drips and thought processes showing. I love this Nancy. Your portraits are so expressive, and your love for the subject shows through. Are you using hot press?