A couple of years ago I did a commission for a couple, based on their triptych of a scene looking east across a bay at sunset. They weren’t sure if they wanted horizontal or vertical wave cuts so I did one of each so they could choose. Also, I did some slight color variations for them to choose from. As a result I ended up with quite a bit of leftovers. No worries, the pieces formed a cohesive scene that I could reuse, and I had their permission to use the leftovers. Waste not, want not, recycle, go green – or in this case some beautiful shades of peach, salmon, blue and mauve.
So far the leftover pieces have featured prominently, if not exclusively in at least 12 further refractured watercolors or watercolor collages. I was starting to think that the things were breeding in the box overnight. Over the weekend I sold two of the resulting refractured watercolors, and created two more that are in mat and frame to 16×20 and a couple of small collages. So here are introducing the two new larger pieces – they will be at the show in Hermosa Beach with me this weekend.