Ayios Lazaros Cyprus Watercolour by Savva

Ayios Lazaros Cyprus Watercolour by Savva

I often get asked “Why did I pick watercolour over oils or acrylic”. To this day I get a rush as I am answering that question because in a way every time i put brush to paper I find my self wondering the same thing. The answer is as complicated as the medium itself.
I love the way it’s free, it has a life of it’s own, there’s no controlling it, it moves, it blends and takes on a character that regardless of my efforts to try and manipulate , it just does it’s own thing. The rush you get when a wash works out, the exhilaration and satisfaction of watching it all come together while at the same time being terrified that one brush stroke can mean the end of it keeps you so hyped up it’s like taking the wildest ride in a roller coaster. The bottom line is that it’s simply the most fascinating medium I have ever come across.