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Writing nonfiction is more like sculpture, a matter of shaping the research into the finished thing. Novels are like paintings, specifically watercolors. Every stroke you put down you have to go with. Of course you can rewrite, but the original strokes are still there in the texture of the thing.
You will see, in the future I will live by my watercolors.
I paint daily with watercolors on 5-by-7-inch pads that are small enough for me to take them everywhere.
Novels are like paintings, specifically watercolors. Every stroke you put down you have to go with. Of course you can rewrite, but the original strokes are still there in the texture of the thing.
It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are.
I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures?
My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.
John James Audubon
I especially love all the instruments of art: inks, pens, paintbrushes, watercolors and oils, fine papers and canvases, and although I love to mess around with these tools and objects, I have minimal artistic skills.
Color comes very easy to me. And watercolors have a particular tendency to stay grounded, unlike digital color. I find that digital color wants to go wild, to lose control and be as bright and loud as possible. With watercolor, it's the opposite. It's harder to get bright, vivid colors when you need them. But that's okay; I prefer it that way.
My father taught me to paint when I was young with watercolors and so I learned at a very young age the essential elements of the value of light and composition.
I do tend to use watercolors - I love the splatter sort of thing you can do with watercolors.
I spend a lot of time doing watercolors and playing music in my apartment.
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