watercolour on arches
300 gsm cp fine
27 x 27 cm
27 x 27 cm
This resulted in just play with watercolours early this morning.
An old palette containing some dregs of prussian blue, cerulean blue, light red and warm sepia too good to just wash out in my cleaning frenzy, thought i'd just dabble, like playing in mud as a child - terra e acqua - soil and water.
Remembering briefly what it was like to wallow in mud,
feeling the grit mixed with water emulsify between fingers and toes.
Making all sorts of shapes, squeezing as you go,
not caring for the mess you made,
despite being told so.
Remembering only the feeling,
of how good it was to play!
It's messy now i know, and i tell myself so.
Perhaps one day i will seriously attempt a seascape with the aid of a reference photo.
I would very much like to do this (sigh) someday, for today however, i simply wanted to play with the colours of soil and of water.
'terra e acqua'
tuesday 22nd september, 2009
perugina art © 2009 patricia vannucci
words © 2009 patricia vannucci