The unexpected surprises and luminescent beauty are absolutely enchanting.
To take advantage of the magical qualities of watercolor you need to be prepared to give up quite a bit of control. That’s one of the things that I love about it. I love the unpredictability of it. I love the unexpected surprises. I love that I never quite know what is about to happen each and every time I paint.
It is a cooperative dance between me and the paints. I lay some paint down and see how it responds. And then I feel my way into my next move, which color to add, which special technique to use. Once again I step back and see what happens before I know what my next step will be. It feels like alchemy, superbly magical and mystical. And, oh how my heart loves anything magical and mystical!