Palette 1 (Krystal and Alexis)
Palette 1 (Krystal and Alexis)

Watercolor on Paper

10 x 14 inches

2015

For years now I’ve been making loose watercolor renderings of characters from television shows I watched as a kid growing up in the seventies and eighties that trigger an emotional response in myself and others. In order to render these characters and paint these manufactured scenes of everyday life, I am constantly experimenting and observing the ways different watercolor pigments naturally mix and repel each other.

Some of these experimental pools of color end up as abstract compositions in their own right. Watercolor is a very dynamic, difficult medium to control, in spite of its reputation as a hobbyist’s material. Pigments are complex, some sink and some float, water evaporates at different rates according to the weather, and these pools of color flow according to the changing topography of the paper.  It’s easy to get lost in the complexity of this “simple” medium.

Palette 2 (Peg Bundy and Salad)
Palette 2 (Peg Bundy and Salad)

Watercolor on Paper

12 x 20 inches

2015

Palette 3 (Krystal Carrington)
Palette 3 (Krystal Carrington)

Watercolor on Paper

13 x 16 inches

2015

Palette 4 (Peg Bundy and City Hall)
Palette 4 (Peg Bundy and City Hall)

Watercolor on Paper

15 x 12 inches

2015

Palette 1 (Krystal and Alexis)
Palette 2 (Peg Bundy and Salad)
Palette 3 (Krystal Carrington)
Palette 4 (Peg Bundy and City Hall)
Palette 1 (Krystal and Alexis)

Watercolor on Paper

10 x 14 inches

2015

For years now I’ve been making loose watercolor renderings of characters from television shows I watched as a kid growing up in the seventies and eighties that trigger an emotional response in myself and others. In order to render these characters and paint these manufactured scenes of everyday life, I am constantly experimenting and observing the ways different watercolor pigments naturally mix and repel each other.

Some of these experimental pools of color end up as abstract compositions in their own right. Watercolor is a very dynamic, difficult medium to control, in spite of its reputation as a hobbyist’s material. Pigments are complex, some sink and some float, water evaporates at different rates according to the weather, and these pools of color flow according to the changing topography of the paper.  It’s easy to get lost in the complexity of this “simple” medium.

Palette 2 (Peg Bundy and Salad)

Watercolor on Paper

12 x 20 inches

2015

Palette 3 (Krystal Carrington)

Watercolor on Paper

13 x 16 inches

2015

Palette 4 (Peg Bundy and City Hall)

Watercolor on Paper

15 x 12 inches

2015

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