These past two weeks, my painting classes have been working with watercolor. The assignment was an experiment in mark making & finding inspiration outside of their normal studio habits. To overcome the hurdle of a blank sheet of paper, students were encouraged to play with texture, transparency and pattern. In my studio over the weekend, I set out to do the same. On Saturday, I began by laying down watercolor washes, drops, brushstrokes and mists on paper measuring 6 x 8". Sunday, the painting continued in gouache and thin layers of acrylic. By Monday, I was drawing back into the images with gel pens. These petite paintings were a fun way to kick off the new year in my studio.