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Liberty Atoll I find that my approach to watercolor these days to be analogous to watching the clouds,
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but truthfully, all analogies must end somewhere. I can't move the clouds ~ they move with the
winds and an Almighty up there. But in Liberty Atoll I did more than just wet down the
w/c paper and pour some paint on it...and watch it swirl around, tilting the paper this way and that.
THIS time, I taped to the w/c block the heaviest sheet of acetate I could find, wet down the paper
somewhat, tilted the paper almost vertically, and started pouring paints (mostly indigo blue,
ultramarine, and some muddy green) inside the acetate, between the plastic and the paper.
Then I pushed it here and there, and the paint schmushed all over the place. A day later (it took
THAT long to dry) I peeled away the acetate, removed the masking tape from the edges of the
paper and beheld: An atomic bomb blast, like the ones the US did in the Pacific Ocean, at a