Catching a Surprise ~ A Look Back on a Watercolor

Stream ~ Small Streams and Dreams

(©2006)

Small (Very Small) Watercolor

  • 3 x 4 Inches (Approximately)
  • Permanent Water Soluble Ink
  • Watercolor
  • Arches 140# Hot Press Watercolor Paper
  • Torn and Cut Edges

Looking for this or that or something or other, I was rummaging through one of my infamous piles of things and came across this little work.  It caught me off guard and I saw it fresh as if having never seen it.  I liked it.  What fun I thought. What a great place to be I thought.

Evidently in 2006 I was doing some things like this.  Of course I will probably do things like this some more too – although I never really know.

I like when something I’ve forgotten shows up and surprises me into seeing it this way.  Of course I especially like it when I like what I see. 

The thing is I’m often too close to something when I first work on it to judge it with an objective fair eye.  I may be able to sense whether I’ll like it or not but that’s not the same thing as re-discovering it fresh and new and finding that I do things I like. 

Sometimes it takes me a while to know what I think or even exactly how I feel about something.

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