Tall Torn Paper, and Wisdom

This watercolor on this tall torn paper is my favorite painting of the year so far.

It is small and was done recently and with abandon, involving lots of water and aquarelle crayons and intuitive movements that were not centered in the self.

The eye, when focused on one tiny area, informs the heart which informs the hand, but somehow always considers the whole and balances it effortlessly.

It’s not at all like tossing paint around mindlessly.  It’s more like joining a natural flow of existence and expressing.  There is a deep wisdom available at times there that has nothing to do with logic, that is the juice behind creation.    Young children’s paintings can reveal this joining, as they don’t know how to separate yet, in many cases.