Posts Tagged ‘mule’

Saturday Painting in Progress

September 4, 2021

We cannot will to have insights. We cannot will creativity. But we can will to give ourselves to the encounter with intensity of dedication and commitment. The deeper aspects of awareness are activated to the extent that the person is committed to the encounter.

Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Saturday at The Gallery at Redlands has been a good day for working on this watercolor. I’m taking a deep breath and preparing to wander into the reflection of the mounted mule on the left. I’ve only painted water reflections once, and it was so long ago I don’t recall any processes and I didn’t take notes:

It was easier to reflect a stationary building in a still puddle like a mirror. Ripples of a moving stream have always kicked my butt, so we’ll see what happens on this one. I’m looking forward to the challenge.

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