Jack Balas, 2015; THIS TIME AROUND (#1237); watercolor and acrylic on paper, 22" x 30"

Over 40 years ago one of my first paintings was a mountain lake like this, at sunset with ducks taking wing, and I probably worked on it for days.
This time around the painting may have taken me only a few hours, but to learn to let myself paint it this way... that's taken me 40 years.