People going about their everyday life are beautiful. Given the right light, everyday life can be heart-stoppingly beautiful. I try to catch that heart-stopping moment in paint. And because I am an painter, not a photographer, I exaggerate color and contrast to capture not only the look but the feeling of the moment.
I paint the moment in watercolor because the paintings I am most drawn to are in that medium. I try to take advantage of the difficulties of working with such a wet and unforgiving medium. I love the happy accidents that come from the paint moving around on the paper by itself. I mix most of my colors on the paper rather than the palette so that the colors change subtly across the painting. No two shadows are ever exactly the same hue.