Media: Watercolour/acrylic painted directly on gessoed panel
Size: 12 x 12 x 1 3/4 in.
I paint light, atmosphere, the transparency of water. None of these can be painted directly. You can only paint the effects of light. the different values / intensities where there is no light appearing as shadows. I explore water through the very reflections that outline its movement. The reflected sky above reaching down, the bottom sand rocks and grasses all reaching up towards the surface, the changing colours of the forest edges trying to define, shape and contain it. I end up painting everything but the very thing I seek to paint.