Let the Light In: Watercolor

Let the Light In is work in watercolor that makes use of the translucent quality of the medium. In watercolor, I work in slow, controlled layers to build dimensional color and preserve the luminosity of the surface beneath. While staying within the bounds of realism, I like to test the limits of my paint: is it possible to achieve a rich black color using no black paint and without hitting total opacity? What are the differences between layered, mixed, or other methods of combining colors? How much can be said in one mark of the brush? Does greater depth make the soul of a thing more visible? These questions must be asked anew each time I paint, and each time I am surprised by the answer.