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Watercolor Rose and being in the Zone

White Rose

White Rose, watercolor on 5 x 7 greeting card, 1/31/2009

I painted this last weekend and it was one of the only times that I ever had a “zone experience” while painting in watercolor. If you’ve never experienced “the zone” I will now describe it to you. It is when you are so completely absorbed in what you are painting, drawing, etc. that you completely lose track of time and you get this euphoric feeling that comes over you. Whatever you are working on seems to come very easily to you and when you are done, you sometimes can’t believe that you did it. When you are in the zone, you will stay up all night long to do art even though you know that you have to get up early the next morning. I don’t experience this too often, but it is the reason why I keep coming back for more.

I was painting very quickly and not thinking too much about how it was going to come out. I needed to send a thank you note to someone and I wanted to do a little watercoloring as well. I don’t think it came out especially well, but it was so fun for some reason. I don’t feel very confident with watercolor, and one of the only things that I can paint comfortably is flowers. I am hoping to challenge this limitation in the next few months.

I actually took the past two days off from art so I could socialize with people. It was surprisingly nice. The wheels in my head have been turning though and I am thinking and planning about some new projects I have in the works. I need to do some more work before I can post them, but I really can’t wait.


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