Watercolor, 5 x 7 inches
$150 —email me to purchase
Warm, steamy, rich and fertile; rising up from verdant valley.
This is the result of a watercolor experience I hope to enjoy more often. Effortlessness, in harmonic relationship with my favorite medium.
Some days, I can sit down to paint for hours with no satisfying result. Frustrating. Other days, a miracle appears almost immediately before my very eyes. Persistence. Faith. Persistence. Even when I don't feel like it. Practice pays off.
As I consider my watercolors a spiritual practice, and that life is the first art, I am practicing living my life with more effortlessness. It's not always easy to let go of the neuroses or to overcome the obstacles that make life seem difficult, that throw us out of harmony, out of balance. But I'm willing to more consciously make effortlessness and harmony part of my daily intention. Each time I get out of whack — and I've been out of whack this past week — I am standing myself up, dusting myself off and setting my intention all over again. Persistence. Faith. Persistence. Even when I don't feel like it, practice pays off.
I love making watercolor paintings. I love living life. How difficult can it really be? My preference? Effortlessness!
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