The snow scene was finished and signed long before I decided to give it life with the playful foxes inhabiting the area.
The white Sycamore trees near Sedona, Arizona and the white stone wall called for something unusual… the red sky. Visitors to the area seemed to enjoy leisurely walking and resting among these sculptural trees.
For an interesting and unique surface for these paintings, small bits of various rice papers were attached to the surface of 300 lb. paper. The painter enjoys the experience, and the viewer enjoys the mystery of the technique and the beauty of the color.
To capture the essence of the flower petals, I try to convey the fresh, soft and bright qualities of most flowers. The newspaper had a story with photos stating that a family had donated their collection of water lilies to the park department, and it was only a few blocks from where we were painting. It was my first chance to see them in living form – a new challenge.