Cynthia Reid’s recent body of work is a series of watercolors of close-ups of the ocean and other bodies of water; waves, ripples, and the shoreline mostly.  The appearance of the surface of water is affected by the colors mirrored from land and sky, the movement caused by tides or currents or winds, the textures of whatever may be in or on the water, as well as the depth of the body of water.  The work is process-based using various textural techniques, such as spattering paint and the use of masking fluid, to build up many layers on paper in an attempt to capture the elusive qualities of water.