In studying the works of favorites such as John Blockley, Thomas Daly, Burt Silverman and David Levine I noticed they all worked on smooth surfaces. I began experimenting with different papers, then with coating my papers with gesso to give a nonporous surface. This led to trials with panels, canvas papers, artificial papers, water and oil based mediums and impasto additives. At the same time, paradoxically, I worked, and continue to work, to maintain the transparency, fluidity and spontaneity that watercolors and encaustics can impart. I feel I have only just begun to explore the possibilities of these variables, in content as well as in process.

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Coastal Marsh
Coastal Marsh

Watercolor

Winter Afternoon
Winter Afternoon

Watercolor

Inlet
Inlet

Watercolor

Mill River Boats
Mill River Boats
Canoe
Canoe

Watercolor

Boats III
Boats III

24"x36" Watercolor on Paper

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Watercolors