|"My painting process is centered on light and the way it
leads viewers to—and describes—my center of interest. But to balance
my image, I also pay lots of attention to contrasts in value,
texture, color and relative opacity."
Dried Rose and Grapes (oil, 10x15)
"What you paint--your subject--can determine the character of
your painting. For example, an antique vase with a long, colorful
history can infuse your painting with a feeling of
timelessness—especially when contrasted with a piece of fruit or a
flower whose life span may be only a few days or hours."
Rice Basket and Apples (oil, 18x15)
"On the one hand, I adhere to a simple, somewhat conservative
approach to painting, building solid masses of value that gradually
lead to the focal point. On the other hand, I’m also fueled by a
more adventuresome spirit—my passion for loose, graceful
brushstrokes of vibrant color."
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Pre-Columbian Pottery and Onions (oil,
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Bottle and Peaches (oil, 15x12)