Encaustic Paintings

Uncle’s Party (Teno and Jow), encaustic and mixed media on panel, 23 by 22.5 by 1 inches

Pen & Ink Drawings

Foliage, Flowers, Glass Objects, pen & ink drawing collage, 32.25 x 40.25 inches

Watercolors

Detail of Still and Green Moon 3

GARDEN PARADISE – Watercolors 2011 – present

 

The Garden Paradise series was begun in the summer of 2014 and completed May 2015. An earlier painting, Big Purple I, 2011 (26 inches by 80 inches) was one of several paintings that brought me to the watercolor medium. I am thrilled when I can make paintings that are imbued with depths of colors, and varied pattern surfaces. I want these paintings to convey solid forms and shapes that are diaphanous and luminous. Sometimes my palette promotes color relationships that are pared down to vibrant visual essentials. These watercolor compositions focus on bold linear and shape inventions, improvisations, and image fragments. I use home and studio objects, and flowers from local gardens. Also, I find myself gravitating to glass, patterns, and glazed surfaces. Forms from nature: foliage and various plant life forms recur in many of my paintings. My use of hidden spatial geometry builds compositions, and creates a framework for me to support my intuitive approach of working.

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Royal Iris, 22 by 30 inches, watercolor on paper, 2015

Silver Vase

Silver Vase, 40 by 26 inches, watercolor on paper, 2015

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 Winter Pears, 40 by 26 inches, watercolor on paper, 2015

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Silver Vase and Flowers, 40 by 26 inches, watercolor on paper, 2015

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Glass, Fruit, and Cloth Patterns, 40 by 26 inches, watercolor and watercolor collage on paper, 2015

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Blue Vase, 40 by 26 inches, watercolor on paper, 2015

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Purple Deja Vu, 26 by 40 inches, watercolor on paper, 2015

Peach ConfectionPeach Confection, 26 by 40 inches, watercolor on paper, 2014

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Big Purple II, 26 by 40 inches, watercolor on paper, 2014

 

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Big Purple II (detail)

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Blue, Red, and Yellow, 26 by 40 inches, watercolor on paper, 2014

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Blue, Red, and Yellow (detail)

The Big Purple, 26 by 80 inches, watercolor on paper, 2012

The Big Purple (detail)

The Big Purple (detail)

The Big Purple (detail)

The Big Purple (detail)

The Big Purple (detail)

The Big Purple (detail)

 From “Watercolors Revisited” exhibition, 2011:

Installation view of: Still and Green Moon, 66″ by 66″ watercolor, 2011, (Photo credits for all: Gilda Snowden).

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