I'm not a natural. Thus, I hold my brush tight aiming to replicate images of work done by others. In class, my peers tell me to paint from a photograph, not someone else's rendering of a scene. The idea is that I'll learn to see on my own. But I like following the dots of someone else's gaze. I like being told what to do. I don't yet know my painterly style the way I immediately knew my knitting style and even more so, my writing style. And so I present two paintings that began painfully studied and then I let the water take control. Or more aptly, when the water took over, something interesting emerged.
If you're wondering what is happening in the left photo, those are trees.
Several hours later: I bought YUPO paper (slippery and unpredictable).The painting on the left is sprinkled with sea salt.