My current artistic interests revolve around flatness and design with maybe a feeling of 3-D using experiments with water media. Looking for patterns using my photography and notes and then transferring to a painting. And maybe including some whimsy and fun.
The best piece of the four paintings I did in Mel Stabin's workshop. Mel offered advise on the palm trees but did not paint anything. The advise was using various brush strokes to create the leaf "look".
A composite scene from Monterey, CA. I had an epiphany with this painting. It has to do with the wonderful markings on the rocks. There are grays, blacks and whites. The whites are around the top and drip down. And usually under sea gulls!