WATERCOLOR

2016

This was a watercolor painting done for my girlfriend of one of her favorite animals, a wolf.

THE STORY

Made as a surprise for my girlfriend who lived on the other side of the country, I started off telling her I was painting a moose, my favorite animal, instead of her favorite animal, a wolf. However, not wanting to show her pictures of the process, I kept acting like I was not satisfied with the painting. I told her I would show her when I had a better painting to show her, telling her it was a terrible moose painting. Eventually, guilt led me to finish the painting and show her via skype instead of waiting until next time we were together. I held up the painting of a wolf and asked if it was a terrible moose. She smiled.

And we agreed; it was a terrible moose.