There is magic to the transparency of watercolor, and the way a brush creates abstractions, subtlety, definition in some intangible relationship it has with the fluidity of water. The textures of paper and the touch of a brush on wet surfaces -- metaphysical.
Often I work on small paintings since these are portable, either outside or in my studio. I experiment with mineral pigments, watercolor sticks, pencils and markers. These tools feel contemporary, often give an illusion of control of the outcome but most of all are lively additions in brilliant color.