Work in Progress

Flower Wall     30 x 44     watercolor on paper
Joseph Raffael: "The idea of staying in the moment has been a constant exercise for me for decades. Often as I paint, what I consider to be off the mark, these disappointments, turn out to be the heartbeat of the painting and often the most unexpected, most successful, and creatively vibrant parts of the piece. That is one of the reasons I love watercolor. It has a mind of its own. It dries in ways I can never imagine. It insists upon being itself."   (excerpt from an interview with Betsy Dillard Stroud)

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