Still Life Gallery
There is something calming, tranquil, absorbing about still life. The eye pours over the textures and lines, absorbs every nuance of hues and values, distinguishes the interplay of shadow versus light over the surface of a petal. Still life draws you in. It forces you to step forward and drink it all in. Details so fine that the trick is to determine if it's a photograph - and if not, how is it watercolor?
Gallery of Pet Portraits
A similar theme applies to portrait work. Watercolor washes are layered to create the depth of detail that shine through walnut-hued eyes and patterned coats of fur. Attention to every line allows me to capture a moment and the character of my subject, telling a very personal story unique to each pet. Like with my still life paintings a bond is formed with my portraits.