The Color Project Paintings

“Color should be a sensuous experience.” Charles Sovek Color is an element that speaks directly to our emotions. We can feel the warmth of sunny yellows and oranges, the cool breeziness of blues and violets, the excitement generated by bright colors, the peacefulness of soft, muted, analogous harmonies, and the moodiness of darks and neutralized greys. However, my interest in […]

10 Things You Should Know About Color

“To control color is to understand it. An enriching, creative experience in which the intellect merges with the intuition can only happen when a solid base of knowledge already exists.”  Patricia Lambert Over the last five or so years, I’ve focused more and more on color in my work. I’ve done a lot of research […]

The Color Project

The Color Project

I’m excited to announce that I have an article in the current (April) issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine! In the article, I documented my Color Project, the project I’ve been working on for a few years now. I created the project with the goal of taking my passion for color to the next level and […]

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That Time of Year

I love this time of year! When I was a kid I loved the idea of going back to school in September after a long summer break. Note that I said I loved the idea of going back to school. Come November, I’m pretty sure I wasn’t loving it all that much! Actually, if I’m […]

Painting the Figure

Painting the Figure

As a teacher, Will Barnet urged his students to consider the figure as a source of abstract inspiration, advising them not to copy the model, but to infuse the forms in their paintings with emotion through composition and the formal elements of design. His paintings reflected those aims as well. For example, in his painting Great Grandmother, he avoids […]