If you have been following my work you know that Hunter Island has been my main focus, and also a pretty emotionally heavy project. As I mine my own past and try to excavate both the most emotionally powerful and cathartic stuff, I find myself being drawn to taking breaks and making work outside of that framework. It's about striking a balance in my practice: sometimes it's real talk, sometimes it can just be flowers.
I was happy I decided to bring my watercolor kit with me to explore the Yuba. To be honest, I bring it everywhere but rarely actually get to painting. But this time the warm rocks and the cool water gave me a chance to just stare at the world and try to absorb and process some of the shapes and colors around me.