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15 November 2010

Beginnings of Krysta, Watercolor Portrait on Aqua Board, Texas Artist Laurie Justus Pace, Contemporary Fine Art, Paintings

'Beginnings of Krysta'
BIG aquaboard...not sure of the size and will have to measure... Watercolor on Aqua board.

Contact me to commission a painting.  Still time before Christmas.  Laurie
 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2010

Go with the Flow.  I have to do it when I use watercolor.  Let go and let it flow.  Try not to be limited by the constraints of edges or specific colors.  I probably should do a Liz Hill workshop.  She is one of the best watercolorists in letting go to let it flow.

Allowing energy and fluidity into a painting is often hard. An artist has this controlling side of wanting perfection.  Wrong of course.  It is not the end product but the journey.  I guess life should be that way as well.  Let go and let God.  Allow Him the room to work in your life, release the tight control you have over it.  

When I paint I tend to cling to the photo I am using as a guide.  My hand paints to form the image in front of me.  Line by line, shape by shape, carefully crafting it to be just so.  If I do that, the painting loses its spontaneity. The painting loses it's free spirit.  The trick for the artist is to release the tight grip on the paintbrush.  Allow the watercolor to flow and cross lines. Life does not stay in perfect lines ever. It is always spilling out in different directions.

Letting go does not mean giving up on the specific subject, it is about going to the source of the specific subject... the energy and life of the subject...the Godliness of it. So instead of despair if the painting seems to not look exactly like you wanted it to, release it and allow it room to develop.  The 'look' you are after will surface if you step out of the way. 
"I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me." John 5:30

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