Watercolor by Niya Christine. 2013

#45/365 Paintings

This painting is the result of a week long class I’m taking from a charming and excellent teacher in Seattle, Carla Sonheim. The class is exactly what I’ve needed for a long time to shake things up a bit. With her approach the painting finds itself after it’s done. That is definitely the case with this painting. I painted a few strokes aiming for two people kissing (tomorrow is Valentines Day after all).  But they ended up dancing. I discovered that he had a Spanish vest on long after the painting was done. Not a top rate painting as paintings go, but a learning painting. New tools and versatility hopefully will make the paint dance in future works.