Reunited with Watercolors


While living in New York City, I created a series of watercolors with the goal to create one per day, every day. I fell in love with watercolor paints: their propensity towards freedom; the challenge of controlling where the pigment traveled; the beauty in the flow. When I moved to Los Angeles, my daily interactions with watercolors ended, and the tubes found a home in a box labeled Misc Art Supplies, right next to a box labeled Christmas Decorations.

A few weeks ago my dear friend Rachel invited me to an open drawing session at her home. We ended up spending a few hours in front of a basket full of succulents in the nearby community garden. Rachel had a truly lovely (and truly tiny) set of watercolor paints on hand. I began to dabble with them, first in mild trepidation, but soon with utter joy and the memory of how wonderful they are to work with.

I returned home after our drawing session, unearthed my tubes of watercolor paints from the recess of storage, dusted off my paint brushes and hunkered down. This is the result.


One Response to “Reunited with Watercolors”

  1. You should do this more often, talented!

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