I consider myself a studio painter. I enjoy drawing from life, photographs, and sometimes -- I will do a quick plein air painting for my reference work. Creating a design from two or three photos is not uncommon for many of my watercolors. After sketching out the design, including values and contrast, then I transfer the image to watercolor paper. I love the transparency of watercolor painting.
" Watercolors are the first and last thing a artist does." Willem de Kooning
I'm interested in what makes me tick and I often spend time thinking about how my mind works.