I started with an iconic view of my hometown, Laguna Beach, from the cliffs to the north. I really went for saturation this time, trying to move lots of color onto a piece. Not what I saw in my mind’s eye, but I am satisfied. Primatek colors were used: Lapis, Kyanite, Black Tourmaline, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Montana Pipestone, and Hematite. Gads I even love the way the names roll off my tongue — but I love the colors more. They separate and granulate. Lovely.
Being satisfied, for me, is when the piece either is what I saw in my mind’s eye, or is a happier accident. As I am learning watercolors in my fifties, I am also happy when it kinda looks like what I wanted — I have to lower the bar to resembling, not blotchy, etc.!
I played with two more wet pieces before I put my paints to bed for the night. I love them both; I finally achieved the dark color I miss in acrylics!
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