Bittersweet with Pumpkins watercolor on Khadi 13.75 x 10
is another work done in our watercolor class with autumnal subjects being piled into the center of the tables. We used our view-finders to crop out a section that we wanted to paint. While there is much to be said for this method of direct observation, I find, personally, that there is just too much "given" for my mind to creatively react with the subject. Over the years, I have found my pleasure to reside in the interaction between subject and ground, which, of necessity, needs to be more empty for this exchange to occur.