|Peony Row Watercolor on Yupo 11 x 15|
One quick swipe of a wet brush on Yupo takes the stroke back to the white surface...well, almost. I found that I really did appreciate the colorful residue left behind on these strokes. Very sublime.
Putting away questionable paintings is a good trick. Several years later, I am able to make a better judgement regarding its success. Sometimes, I am quite aware that the painting really does suck. And, surprisingly, sometimes the work is better than the image of it that dwells in my subconscious. That was the case here. A work that had fallen between the cracks has redeemed itself to me. Let's not be too hasty to judge.