Mixed Media

My recent work reflects the pursuit and joy in exploring textures created by collaging various papers. Some use only oriental papers, while others use paper colored by me to reflect a feeling, or emotive response. Occasionally, I will utilize bits of other watercolor samples that may be the color and/or texture I am seeking at the time.

With a variety of media from which to choose, I usually begin with a loose watercolor design, followed by layering of collaged papers. After the initial layering is dry, I assess the painting for design, composition, color harmony and line quality.

Depending on where the painting takes me, (it can go in a direction not initially planned), I will utilize acrylic paint, or watercolor, gouache, textural elements and/ or watercolor pencils to achieve my desired effect.