Watercolors and Pastels

The work in this portfolio includes watercolor studies and pastel drawings done on location.  I am sensitive to how the atmospheric conditions on a particular day alter the subject matter, at times dissolving form and, at others, sharpening it.  The motif is always changing.  Working from direct observation provides me with experiences that I can draw upon when I am in my studio.  At times, these pieces provide a visual reference for a painting or collage.  They also stand on their own as a record of an experience–a moment in time.