Paintings on the wall, Small works, watercolor.

Oil is my medium of choice. Lately I've been using watercolor and gouache on paper. It is easier to deal with when away from the studio which has been the case. A less toxic medium, using water as opposed to solvents and not having to wear gloves is a nice break. One similarity with the two mediums would be my approach, traditional watercolor technique Rule No. 1: Work light to dark. I usually start with a light ground and then throw the rules out with both mediums. Sound practice is important from an archival standpoint but my dream is to be youthful, using anything in my art making and not think of its longevity. In practice, I am old fashioned but there is always hope....

Imaginary country landscape, 2016, watercolor on paper, 7"x10"  

Imaginary country landscape, 2016, watercolor on paper, 7"x10"  

These two images show my simple technique rather well. The immediacy of watercolor is a definite attraction. 

Abstract ideas, 2016, watercolor on paper, 7"x10",  

Abstract ideas, 2016, watercolor on paper, 7"x10",