In beginning work, I create a saturated surface where pools of transparent color, touch of a brush are the techniques I use. The woods, rocks, springs and wildlife of the mountain hollow of my home and nearby are rich in color, atmospheric mists and subjects –places of imagination.
I work on small paintings that are portable, either outside or in my studio: experimenting with the vibrant color of watercolor sticks, pencils, markers and mineral pigments. Not every painting I begin has a completion, sometimes there is delay in completion for something of surprise to occur that often occurs by accident but brings innovation. Within the fluidity and transparency of watercolor I have always found a direct expressiveness of natural subjects and is a medium to which I most often return.
wild watercolors, imaginative art, landscape painting, fine art