My approach to watercolor has always been non-traditional. Although traditional washes are an integral part of the painting process, I depend more on the layering of color through the technique of glazing and drybrush (color applied with a brush squeezed almost dry of moisture). Moving between dry and wet on the same piece of paper achieves a variety of complementary thick and thin surfaces. This allows for the luminous quality of watercolor with added depth of color and texture.
Light plays an essential role in my paintings. It is as if the subtle or dramatic interplay of light and shadow become the subject more than the objects themselves. Light reveals the character, color, and texture of landscapes and buildings. The alternation of lighted and shadowed planes produces a powerful repeated patter.