Water and pigment flow over the paper surface and I am in awe. Watercolor is simple and yet complex. The pigment and water combinations are endless. No other media matches the nuances and effects of watercolor.
The smaller works in this exhibition are done Plein Air, the two larger paintings are derived from on location drawings. Recently, I have been experimenting with using various watercolor grounds and textured bases. This experimentation creates unanticipated effects and complex nuances that challenge my creativity.
A watercolor painting is a dance between controlled anticipated marks and random surprises. When the dance goes well, when pigment and water flow just right, the painting seems to come to life.