Nikki Kinne and I have a lot in common besides a love of watercolor, nature, and helping others find their creative voices. We are both people inclined to be a little over committed. This comes through in Nikki’s description for her thirty-first painting.
The painting is about “Just running too fast. When I closed my eyes I saw the pit with white circles getting smaller and smaller. This painting had more of a playful feeling than the image I saw. In fact, in the painting of the black pit of white circles I started feeling better. ”
Slowing down to spend time painting is a good way to center ourselves and notice what really matters.
To create this piece I used one of the techniques I teach in my watercolor workshops to get the wonderful textures of the water. To create it I start with a wet surface and then drop colors into the water and let them blend on their own. I took a few liberties with the subject. While I did drip yellow onto the surface to blend I really hadn’t intended to include Koi fish in the painting (actually we call them ‘Carp’ in Wisconsin). However, when the paint dried I could see them circling just under the surface so, after contemplating the painting for a while, I defined them just enough to make them more visible.
Thank you for joining us as we share our creative thinking through collaborative sharing.
I am now making my daily works for this project available for sale online in my Meylah shop here: http://meylah.com/HelenKlebesadel I post them each day after they are posted in the blog.