I paint what interests me – certain places and natural objects, concepts and meditations – ideas. Many times this process results in semi-abstract work. In this series – called “Eucalyptus” – I play with the shapes, patterns and colors found in that Bay-Area-ubiquitous tree’s peeling bark, cascading leaves and nubby gumnuts.
I am very experimental. I like to address the technical challenges that watercolor poses, and look for new answers to old questions. This series is executed, not on traditional paper, but on canvas specially treated to support watercolor painting. The surface is sealed with an acrylic coat as protection; no glass or plexiglass is needed and framing is minimal. Each framed image is 14” x 14.”