paints the land. Not unlike the Hudson River painters of a century
and a half ago, he sees in the land more than the magnificence of
natural vistas. His small paintings are done on location; his large
watercolors are created in the studio from sketches, memory, and
photographs. He likes to work rapidly, relying on his concentration
and technical ability to produce a representational image with limited
painting, for me, begins with light. The assumption is that all
color is contained within the light. Every scene is a specific time
and place, not in terms of people, buildings, and objects, but rather
in terms of the specific way the light defines those elements at
the moment of the painting.
it was a great opportunity to capture the movement and energy of
the scene as it was enveloped in the afternoon light.