Watercolor is the Queen of Fluidity.
She presents herself in many guises and can be used in almost infinite ways: tight, loose, transparent, opaque, detailed or glorious washy expanse. When an artist makes a commitment to watercolor, she is really in for it, because watercolor, by her nature, is not totally controllable. Not like oil or acrylic. Sometimes she (the painter) will wonder if she needs to have her head examined, or at least switch back to something more manageable…
Watercolor keeps a few cards up her sleeve and will always surprise, no matter how much you know about her. I love that about watercolor, since I know my own limitations…but sometimes that fluid quality is more than a little bit aggravating.
“Untitled” (watercolor, gouache)
“The Visitor” (watercolor, pen & ink) Prints are available here.