Painting: Acrylic and H2O
During my work with great mentors I’ve become comfortable with my “mark making” or special brushstrokes as a baseline of my work. This shows that it’s mine alone, and I have no yearning to create paintings that look like photography. Years of painting in Watercolor has also given me alternate ways to paint using acrylics. I sometimes start a painting in watercolor and then dig in with acrylics, but often my watercolors are mis-identified as acrylic or oil paint, because I infuse so much color into my brushstrokes.
Color is a tricky tool, and years of color theory classes and reading have been essential to my unique output. I understand and use the science of color automatically when I work.
This background also gives me a special ability to critique other artists’ work when they feel “stuck”.