Before I introduce today’s watercolor, I must comment on yesterday’s.
The title of yesterday’s study is ‘Reverting’. I thought that my child-like scrawling of a cat was a trip down fantasy lane to childhood (unclear if it was mine). I joked that the book I was reading, Psychoanalytic Explorations in Art, might explain repressed memories. Boy is my face red! I didn’t even notice the phallic symbol in the middle of my composition. Dr. Freud must be laughing in his grave.
After wetting my paper and washing in red and yellow iron oxides and nickel quinacridone, added one of my favorite colors, terra rosa. It brushed on very smoothly. I painted four curved strokes to set up boundaries on the paper. I added cadmium red light to accentuate the terra rosa strokes and lemon yellow, to complement the fish- (or lobster-) like shape at the center.