Watercolors

In water color painting the artist can achieve thin washes with a variety of brushes, thin and narrow, fan-shaped, rounded and pointed. I have used water color in a different way; I like to pile the creamy consistency of tube water colors directly onto a heavy brush usually reserved for oil painting. This gives a dramatic effect in combining wash and impasto, such as in my Football Series “The Game”. This is a series of studies of football players in different color combinations. In my landscape paintings “Winter Sunrise, Malibu, California” and “Evening Reflections, Palm Springs, California” I combined wash and impasto for a dramatic and unusual effect.  I used the same technique in the still life “Tulips in a Blue and White Vase”. In fantasy paintings “Actress in a Walled Garden” and “Ellie with Birds”, a heavy wash technique gives these portraits an ethereal dimension.