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I choose to work in transparent watercolor, a decidedly
non-traditional medium for such large and complex compositions, and share
this “genre” with few other artists. Most who work on such a large scale
simplify their subject matter, or use another medium. I feel that by using
watercolor, I have control of all stages of translucency, from light and
airy color to fully intense color. Watercolor allows me to render bright,
shiny highlights and deep shadows without layers of paint that might
intrude upon the flatness of the paper surface and be distracting. Indeed,
the paper itself becomes the brightest white highlights, because I never use
white paint—it’s too opaque. Color placement, contrast between light and
dark, and my attention to the “edges” of the objects make the key pieces of
the still life stand out and demand attention.
Paintings marked with an asterisk are available for sale. The others are available as digital reproductions.
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