I've always thrilled to the call of the light in my subject.
I'm dazzled by light that gives form and color to everything, bringing energy to the shadows cast by objects. This has been a constant source of fascination for me regardless of the painting or drawing medium I've used or the subject matter at hand.
I usually begin with a photograph I've taken and either acrylic or watercolor paint. When working with acrylics, I often begin with a colored ground upon which I sketch in the basic image. I then build up layers of transparent colors as I would in watercolor, arriving at a more interesting finished piece than my original concept. Lately I've begun with a monoprint or with a pouring of a color that gets my attention. The drips and marks suggest something more and I'm off in pursuit of a half uncovered dream!
My paintings have been largely landscapes, no doubt due to early memories of camping and the healing power of nature. I especially love the play of light on water but I also love still life and floral subjects. Most recently, the figure has caught my attention...
But it's still about the light.