Watercolors: Still Lifes & Figures

Watercolor captured my interest because it has a spontaneous life of its own. Its fluidity imitates and describes nature in unplanned passages with remarkable accuracy and beauty. For me, the process is an act of discovery. The marks I make with paint create a disturbing tension which sets the piece in motion. I then use random and deliberate strokes and often add layers and layers of color and texture and see where the process leads me. Images can appear, disappear, and reappear when I often choose a slick surface type of paper. I also experiment with both transparent and opaque effects to reflect my own feelings and sensibilities.