Primary Senses

Primary Senses

The year is 1989, and I was getting into every show! My work was hot and it was showing. I was back in Arizona and looking to experiment. Collages have always been a winner with jurors, so I decided to try it. I had watched several watercolor ideas on pouring...
Delta Dawn

Delta Dawn

In early 1983, I was experimenting with the popular use of plastic wrap placed on top of a watercolor wash. Also during this time, I was flying to South Texas to visit a friend. The two events collided together when I pulled the plastic off the full sheet of...
Ruthless Reds, Rogue Oranges, and Virgin Whites

Ruthless Reds, Rogue Oranges, and Virgin Whites

  After being painted, nothing is better for a painting than a great title. Feeling like the owner of the amazing horse Secretariat, I felt this painting would be a real blockbuster. I needed a real shocker of a title, something real hardcore. Whenever I title a...
Fire Pots

Fire Pots

  “Fire Pots” is the third painting in the “Pots and Jars Series.” It is the only painting in the series that is a quarter sheet of watercolor paper, 11” high by 15” wide. The first painting in the series, “Pots and Jars,” was a serious study in natural, earthy...
The Great Gold Squaw

The Great Gold Squaw

During 1982, I had my own adult watercolor classes. It met every Thursday morning at 9:00am to 12:00 noon. There were six to seven women ranging in ages, who were very enthusiastic and eager to learn each week. Each week I started class with a special demo that I felt...

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