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"Pair of Pears" Original Watercolor, 15x22 inches $650
"Market Day" Original Watercolor, 12x16 inches $375
"Rush Hour" Original Watercolor, 12x15 inches $350
"Early Morning Meeting" Original Watercolor, 14x20 inches $650
"Yellow Pears in a Blue Bowl" Original Watercolor,
14x11 inches $300
"Frank's Figs" Original Watercolor, 16x12 inches $375
I feel a particular sense of excitement when I choose to create a figurative piece of art. I love the challenge of breathing life into a two-dimensional representation of the human body.
Still life subjects intrigue me - how do I keep still life paintings from becoming common, ordinary? How do I make them vibrant and alive? The colors of beautiful everyday items are a challenge to capture. Many artists inspire me when I work on still life paintings. The golden age of the Dutch painters with their elegant richly colored paintings and the Impressionists with their vibrant colors and lively brushstrokes are a constant reminder of how to beautifully paint this subject matter.
I prefer to use the lyrical transparency of watercolor as my medium for still life and figurative work. Water is a living element and combined with vibrant watercolor pigment it brings to life the subject matter. The intricate pigment of the skin of a common pear or the luscious, sensual softness of the curve of a cheek or the strength of fingers on a hand come to life for me when I work with watercolor.
"Spring Anemones" Original Watercolor, 22x15 inches $600
"Shadowed Memories" Original Watercolor, 15x22 inches $675
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"Late Harvest" Original Watercolor, 14x11 inches $300