Throughout my years of painting in watercolor and other media, I have focused on color, value, shape, line and other elements to capture energy and life through light and shadow in my work. I use a three-step sequence to achieve this in watercolor as I integrate motifs with their backgrounds, which are inseparable. So the purpose of this blog is to share with you on a regular basis posts showing how I express the energizing spark that motivates artists and captivates audiences. Please visit often to see and enjoy the paintings, demonstrations, and thoughts behind my realization of that creative joy!
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Brightly illuminated subjects appear particularly dramatic against a dark, saturated background, like an actor spotlighted on stage.
Shadows both hide inconsequential shapes and define critical ones, establishing three-dimensional form.
Vivid color makes paintings throb with energy.