Collage of Life

I’ve had this idea for a long time and finally got it set up. I used cold press D’Arches 40 lb. watercolor paper and made an somewhat haphazard grid using masking tape.

To make it easy to transport, I got a little palette and squirted in my best watercolors. I chose three small Winsor & Newton watercolor brushes; added a sour cream container for water and a few paper towels to the kit.

Maybe the hardest thing to do in painting is to be told, “Paint whatever you’d like.” That tiny square of white staring at you. But people rally and then they pick up the brush, dab it in the color and grow very, very quiet as they immerse themselves in their tiny masterpiece.