I AM ATTRACTED TO THE VARIATIONS OF WATER MOVEMENT. Sometimes, in a garden pool, for instance, the movement is nearly invisible. In contrast, the movement of a pounding ocean wave is almost overwhelming, happening everywhere at once with different colors and textures and patterns. It’s easy to compare the variability of water’s movement to so many different kinds of music, from lullaby to parade band to full symphony orchestra.

Painting pictures of water is always a good idea. There are so many aspects to appreciate. I love looking at the light and shadows in the moving water, the flow of the current splitting around a rock, the shifting reflections of the clouds and distant shoreline rippling across the surface, and ...

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