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Creative Freedom by Maggie Price

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Paint Large Masses and Work Wet-Into-Wet

Watercolor is the perfect medium for “discovered” painting. The vehicle of water gives the medium a capricious quality that forces the artist to give up preconceived notions and follow its dictates. I often turn to watercolor when I’m feeling stifled and uninspired. I know that if I accede to its spirit, it will open up possibilities that I could never foresee, as is the case with this painting.

I remembered a trip to Yelapa on the Pacific coast of Mexico. You couldn’t drive there, so I took a boat from Puerto Vallarta and spent several days painting in the area. There was a small river that wound through the jungle and emptied into the bay. I painted along that river plain with its sandbars, seagulls ...

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