I am always studying the immediate and nearby
landscape for it offers rich color and subject.
The abundance of mountain springs that flow
into streams and then rivers is what I intended
to paint but during the process imaginary subjects
of figures and boats also became part of something
happening. The fluidity and transparent character
of watercolor appeals to my sense of painting in an
immediate state and initially is very spontaneous.
Most often I do not have a strong idea of a watercolor
until I am in the process of working. As I begin, abstract
color defines shape to suggest contour of the land and
after that a more graphic approach takes over in painting details.