Awash with colour

“If London is a watercolour, New York is an oil painting…”

Peter Shaffer

One of the things I have realised as I struggle away painting with watercolours, is that they are frustratingly magical. The interaction of pigment, binders, paper, water and luck, produces infinite variations and variety. Often within a few brushstrokes. It does mean that even if you precisely follow a new lesson or use a previously mastered technique, the desired outcome may remain elusive. These happy accidents are portrayed as all part of the fun. With practice you seem to get more consistently pleasant results, but each piece is never fully reproducible. No two watercolours are identical, so in the the high end art world they are virtually never copied or forged. If you see a work with DW1 in the lower left corner, be confident it is a once off, by my own hand, never to be repeated, and likely not what I intended in the first place. #splashingthepigmentaround #letsmakelemonade

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