Watercolor Artist

PAINTING PEOPLE: MY PROCESS

My painting process begins with the discovery of my subject, followed by a carefully orchestrated photography session and then the painstaking selection of a single image from the 200 or so photos that I may take of the subject. This is the part of the approach that I detailed in my article, “Snapshots in Time,” featured in the February 2020 issue of the magazine.

I relish this creative beginning and find myself quickly immersed in my task, emotionally connected to my model and very aware of what it is I want to say. All of this brings with it an eagerness to

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