Valley of the Moon
15" by 15" (38cm by 38cm)
Arches 140 lb. cold press rag

My most recent suite of paintings has been concerned with juxtaposition of rich, organic patterns with clean, flat geometric shapes; and using gray values with luminous lights. Furthermore, I am interested in establishing a sense of movement by emphasizing various speeds of circular shapes. One of the ways I accomplish this is by placing muddy colors next to clear washes; another is by laying transparent staining colors over dark, sedimentary, opaque colors. I have chosen to work with transparent watercolors because of its unpredictability and directness of expression.


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