Watercolor Artist

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Over the course of my long career in fine art, I’ve painted just about every possible subject matter. As a gardener, I’ve especially found joy in painting the beauty and delicacy of flowers. In capturing the hard and soft edges of flower petals, I’ve learned the techniques I now use to paint faces. The soft light and color transitions on a flower petal are the same as those on a person’s cheek. The hard-edged shadows on both also are similar. Ultimately, I decided to focus on people as painting subjects, because I feel the most engaged and excited when I’m depicting a human figure or face.

All the hours I’ve spent over the years studying photographic references have helped me to develop an eye for figurative work. Artists know that the

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