I had started a portrait of this model in the Independent Painters portrait sessions I attend. Having missed the first session the week before, I was playing catchup in the 3 hours that remained in the second session, working in acrylics. Coming back to my studio with my unfinished work, I tabled it for a while. In printing out my photos of the model that I took in class, I got the notion that I should try the piece in watercolor instead. I could somehow see it in my mind's eye sized up on a sheet of watercolor paper. And so I began, a couple of days later. I worked intensively on the full page drawing, 22"x30", and it appeared beautifully. When I began painting, a couple of days later, the work came together like a dream. I guess it was waiting to appear! 2 or 3 days later the piece was complete. I felt like I could breathe easy again!