Sunday, April 13, 2008

Project progress

I love working with watercolors... I think I love it because it's got a mind of its own. With oils and acrylics, the artist is completely in charge. You can cover up something with more paint, you can make the paint obey you implicitly. But with watercolors, you're not entirely in charge. You want something, but you have to take the behavior of water into consideration... you rely on the laws of physics and entropy to do something entirely beyond your actual control. It's like harnessing chaos. That makes me happy.

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