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In the beginning there was white.
White is unique to watercolor painting because it is the absent of paint. A great void that artists venture into with reverence and caution. It is a battlefield where creators armed with brushes (and anything else they can get there hands on) struggle for control of rebellious puddles saturated with pigment. It is a place where practice, patience and perseverance produce the skill that results in victory.
Sometimes on a very wintry day, I like to travel around town and observe how a crystal confetti atmosphere and a blanket of drifting snow changes many familiar scenes into unfamiliar ones. Like nature editing the landscape by eliminating all but the essential, there is a little magic in the air as one sees for the first time that which they have seen so often. In a turbulent sea of white, color is as rare as gold.
Reproduced from a watercolor painting.
This original was in the 2005 traveling exhibition of the “Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors