I paint in a traditional watercolor style
of layering the transparent paint. I choose the most transparent
watercolors and layer thin coats over previously dry layers to
get the colors I want. All parts of the paintings have many layers.
Light colors will usually have at least 4 layers and black which
is made by layering blues, purples, greens and reds, will have
as many as 15 layers of thin paint. The layering gives the transparent
watercolor a translucent quality. You actually see through the
layers. If the paint is applied thick and just in one or a few
layers it becomes opaque & dull. I paint on high quality
300#, 100% rag (cloth) watercolor paper. Most of the paintings
are from my own photos and others are from customers.
If you are interested in one of the paintings
that I have painted, or commission work, please give me a call.