I will drop everything and run to get the best view of a cloud display. They call to me to paint them, teasing with their ever-changing forms and subtle colors.
A monotype is a print made from painting on a plate (zinc, plexiglass or other) and pressing it together with paper, in my case, using an etching press to do so. The resulting, one-of-a-kind image is often a big surprise.
As winter makes its way slowly into spring and I begin to long for hot summer days, I paint beach scenes. It feels almost as good as being there.
At some point this year, I realized that many of my paintings featured trees. Looking back, I saw that they comprised a series which had snuck up on me.
My bag of watercolor supplies is almost always with me. I pull them out when I want to quickly paint my whereabouts. They are a fun record of where I’ve been.
When the cold of winter keeps me inside, I like to continue to paint from real life.
In 2013 I began an adventure to paint a landscape in each state. Just over 3 years later, I achieved my goal… and then some.