Why I Do What I Do

 

A Selection of Pieces from World Watercolor Month 2018

I don’t always know immediately why I am drawn to something. Nature is beautiful. Life is beautiful. I like to try to capture this to remind us of the inherent beauty in life and in ourselves as human beings, no matter how small that beauty may be.

When I start a new piece and take it down to miniature size, I have to think what is the essence of this beautiful object I want to convey; what do I want you to see so that you can know that beauty too.

As a viewer, you go through a similar process, focusing on the object that is being portrayed and discovering what is beautiful for yourself.

I hope you enjoy the discovery as much as I do!

World Watercolor Month Sunflower Part II

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Before doing the final painting, I wanted to see if I could increase the vibrancy of the colors with more pigment, less water and a bigger brush.