Neurotica

‘Neurotica’, 15″ X 19″, watercolor and acrylic, 2011.

I think I have lost count of how many paintings there are in this style. Each one relates to a particular person, woman. Some women required more than one attempt to express the feelings I was experiencing. Painting a portrait was not my goal. They were all perfect in their own way. A portrait by me could never do justice to their beauty. And that’s about as rational an explanation as I can give in this momentary lapse into the rational art world.

Bald Eagle

“Bald Eagle’, 21″ X 30”, watercolour, 1985.

This was one of my first reasonably successful attempts at using watercolour paints. I didn’t know how to do the trees, or the bird. But the mountain, Mount Garibaldi, I could see from our backyard. The white can only be achieved by leaving the paper unpainted. However I broke this rule on the dead cedar in the foreground, and with the highlights on the trees in the mid-ground.