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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Soft and Tender

Eggs in Wire Basket   watercolor   10 x 10
I don't usually like to paint a subject more than once in a short period of time. However, with the case of the wild and dramatic egg basket, I felt compelled to try again in a manner than seemed more appropriate for the subject. My goal was a light application of paint, using tender strokes and modest blending. I think that I was successful. In polling my students, I found that some preferred the bolder one, while some liked the tender one. In fact, I like both as well. Ah..........the polar opposites.........the yin and the yang. Lesson learned: we can like more than one thing and we can be more than one thing.