This is another of my watercolor paintings. It took me less than an hour to complete.
I was on vacation in Miami a few years ago and SO BORED. I thought it would be good to take a vacation from my leather mask career for a while, but after two weeks I was crawling the walls, looking for something to do with my hands. It's not in my nature to not make things for even a short period of time.
So I bought a really basic set of watercolors from a shop, a cheap pad of watercolor paper, and sat myself under an umbrella on Miami beach and did this painting. I've always loved it...it came very naturally to me in a rush of inspiration (it was a sort of seaweed-maned sandy lion, because I was on a beach after all).
I think I used no more than three colors in this painting...a yellow ochre, a burnt sienna, and Van Dyke Brown. Possibly a little black mixed in the darkest brown for definition. That's what I love about watercolors; it's the water and the white paper that brings light and definition to your painting.