Experimenting

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The vision comes and goes, mostly goes, but I live for it.

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

I found a scrap of watercolor paper of a different brand than what I normally use, and thought I would experiment with salt and a spray bottle. The exercise yielded some unusual textures that I have come to like, and I began to experiment with some bark texturing and leaf clusters before I lost the light yesterday evening.

I am on the road today, so I will not be able to paint as I wish. But I thought I would go ahead and put this picture on the blog.

Reading Annie Dillard has given my spirit a real lift this week, and I anticipate more excitement as I get further into her text. I can certainly identify with this notion of inspiration that comes and goes, and I will always be grateful when I feel that special visitation.

Thanks for reading.
I paint in order to learn.
I journal when I feel alone.
I blog to remind myself that I am not alone.

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2 Responses to “Experimenting”

  1. Experimenting — David Tripp’s Blog of Watercolors and Ideas – mazzellaerasmo16 Says:

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  2. Xraypics Says:

    Oh how I resonate with Anne Dillard’s comment!

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