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Close the Gate Please
14 x 19 Unframed
As we drive across country, we know the long rows of trees designate a fence line where bird droppings started the growth many years before. Those fence rows have been my subject many times. In this case visitors could locate the gate because of the two tall trees.
Careful, Don’t Touch
14 x 21 Unframed
Inspired by the rough character of the subject, the watercolor paper was textured with small pieces of various rice papers which made it appear to have a low relief sculptural surface. For contrast the space behind the cactus was left without the texture. All materials used are archival.
30 x 33 Framed
After a painting trip to the Canyons in the Rockies, this collage took form from a couple of paintings that I considered dispensable, capturing the depth of that terrain in a different way but still watercolor and paper.
30 x 22
While painting in Switzerland, I became interested in the anatomy of the waterfalls. Rock formations trap the water as it falls from above, a pool forms and the water seeks an exit between the rocks, hence another waterfall. In the tall mountains, this pattern may be repeated many times before reaching the lake or stream at the bottom.
New Mexico Chapel
14 x 21
This little church was visible from the highway and I longed to go there to paint, but we had to get permission to go to it through a locked gate. The blue sky complemented the fall foliage, and gave an interesting pattern of shadows on the white structure.
La Casa with Dry Rock Walls
14 x 21
In Mexico I was fascinated by the strong rock walls with no mortar to hold them together, a hand-craft which is fast becoming a lost art. I also became interested in the way light of the warm earth colors bounced up into the shadows.
18 x 21
Having discovered this scene right at dusk one evening in New Braunfels, Texas, I was still painting on the spot when darkness claimed a stopping time. Once the basics are established, the finishing can be done by memory or knowledge of what might occur.