Cello Study

"Cello Study" Watercolour and white gouache on paper. 10 X 14.

It's strange how such a small work can take so long, but still be so satisfying. If this would have been an oil, I would have lost interest in it 3/4 of the way through. The cool thing with this medium is that I can pick it up and put it down at a moment's notice. It is not the production that painting in oils can be.

I'm pretty happy with this one, as it is a little more structured than the last cubist cello watercolour. My intention was to get a diagonal music-like rhythm going, and preserve some of the more literal aspects of the motif.

I'm also happy with how the planes meld and separate alternately. It was a fun painting to do.