For many years I considered myself to be primarily a plein air landscape painter. Not so, any longer. I am now spending way more time in my studio - so I can devote myself to more careful, thoughtful design and craftsmanship, leading ultimately to a higher level of expression. I have a new fascination with the human figure, and I take great pleasure in creating compositions with multiple figures, combining and cropping them in intriguing and often surprising ways, and telling just enough - but not all of - the story. Here is a selection of my new, figurative, studio watercolors.
I have been a passionate “plein air” painter for many years, and take tremendous pleasure from painting outdoors. I love to set up my easel in parks or gardens, on street corners or on the beach. Recently, I have been spending more in my studio, where I can slow down my brush and take more time to design and craft my paintings with the utmost of care, to create the most impact in my work and communicate with my viewers as effectively as possible. Here is a selection of plein air and studio landscape paintings, including architecture, gardens, and the great outdoors.
Still Life and Floral Paintings
I enjoy arranging objects for a closer look. Playing with visual relationships, lighting, and shadows is endlessly fascinating, and I find that the more I look, the more I see and appreciate shapes, colors and textures. And then there are those "found" still lifes, out there in the world, which I can only manipulate on my paper ... a whole new set of challenges.
All the Rest
This gallery contains animals, interior scenes and paintings that can't quite fit into the other broad categories ...