Day 1- Orange wall
4x 6 inches, watercolor on Arches paper
Day 1- Winter
4 x 6 inches , watercolor on Arches paper
I took quite some time off this blog, and did a lot of cooking, baking and thinking . I hope you took some time off as well. I hope you feel refreshed.
I also thought a lot about what I learned last year, and even though 2013 was tough in many ways, the lessons were loud and clear:
1. Don't wait around for the perfect day.
2. Discipline works!
3. Keep it small if you have to.
4. Just do it!
5. Use the best watercolor paper ever. Perfection matters here.
Which is why I decided that this year's project will be 'A Year of Small'. Meaning small, 4 x 6 inches
watercolors for this blog five days a week. I am sure it will be a struggle as it was last year, and I am sure I will miss some days, but as I said I am not waiting around for the perfect 'anything' any more.
Well, one thing only has to be perfect and that is the quality of the paper I paint on. It just has to be the best Hot Press I can find. It does make a difference. Both during the process of painting, and after.
I have explored many different approaches in the past four years. I can't help myself, I am too curious about everything and anything. But my themes have always remained constant, intimate and personal. So far I have been after clarity and structure. This year I want to bring it all together while focusing more on 'mood' and my emotional connections with things, not just painting as an observer.
Finally, I want to thank you for all your support, comments, and friendship. You have been wonderful, patient readers! Thank you, thank you!