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Breathe in the Desert Sands
1999 - Watercolors and Correction Fluid on Paper

This is one of my earliest watercolor paintings, which is where I migrated after messing around with acrylics for over a year. This was something new to me, so I was still playing around, seeing just what I could do and wondering how to pull off various effects.

This is one of those early paintings that mixes watercolors with Liquid Paper and marker pens. The insides of the various shapes, the oranges, reds, greens, and blues, This was something of a signature style of mine, and you can see it scattered across various acrylic and watercolor paintings like Brave New World, Restless Soul, The Unforgiven, and Midnight Magic.

Midnight Magic is the one that is closest to Desert Sands. But that was because I enjoyed that painting so much, I wanted to create more of the same stripe. As long as I wasn't shamelessly repeating myself - an all-too common problem in the art world - I was happy.

I wasn't too happy with this painting, but it really does look good, there's a lot of movement, and there's a lot of different things to direct your attention. It's very good.