watercolor and homemade water media on paper various dimensions
Painting for me, the job is to find the image not to think it, to splash around in the universe of possibility and see what floats to the surface. The same is true of the media I use. The blends from tubes of paint are fine and beautiful, but I look for the elements from which they are made, as in the iron oxide found in Georgia clay earth, mixing in with gum arabic, which is the vehicle used in watercolor. Linseed oil is used for oil paints. I seek color found in other elements around me, like coffee or crushed white pastel. This process of grabbing things in my immediate environment keeps my process active and expressionistic, the product of which I am after. This is painting: free, unhindered by academic dictums.