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I can’t remember when I drew this.  I was sitting by a public swimming pool in Mackay while the kids in the family played nearby.  It could be 7 years ago, but I think it’s longer – probably more like 15 years ago on an earlier visit.  I had purchased some watercolour pencils and had some time to play with them.

It was a nice surprise to find this as I was looking for sketch materials to take on a long trek west that begins late next month.

Pool - Mackay c 1990s

On a day when more adventurous projects didn’t quite come up to scratch, I decided I would play with some paint anyway and create a few gift tags.  On the way, I have learned (again) that less is more, taking it too seriously is not the best strategy and masking fluid is sometimes not your best friend.  And – having watercolours flow off a brush onto paper can be a beautiful thing.


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