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Friday, May 9, 2008

By gosh, I think I've got it!.....wait... I don't

Tarragon Vinegar and Pepper   watercolor   8 x 18.5
Why is it that some paintings seem to paint themselves, while others cause complete exasperation? "Tarragon Vinegar and Pepper" is such a painting. It was started as a demonstration in my watercolor class and almost finished up that evening. Only a few strokes were added later. Having such an experience causes you to think that you might finally have a grasp on the magic of painting. Alas and painting later and you wonder if you really are a painter, or perhaps an imposter. I muck around trying to solve the visual puzzles with little relief. Nothing pleases me. What a roller coaster ride!

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