in conventional painting techniques- both West and East- I choose
to transcend and manipulate these into whatever form is needed
to communicate the story I am witnessing. The liquidness of Western
Watercolor its fluid movement of the pigments on paper
surfaces so captures rain drenched skies, light emanating from
skin or air filled woods. The layered brilliant colors of pastel
create surfaces one on top of the other like a sculpture of the
depths of a storm stirred wave. Asian Ink Paintings spontaneous
brush movement captures a moment since this medium allows for
no going back to re work. Compositionally, as well, there are
differences in each medium. Western Works tend to have a focal
point placed in one of the 4 sweet spots of the picture plane.
The effect is often used to have the viewer outside looking in.
This is enhanced by matting and heavier framing. Asian paintings
tend not to have a focal point, desiring the viewer to enter
the world of the picture."
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"Dawn Moon Over Beautiful Trees on Route 1" - 60" x 20"
Chalk Pastel on Sandpaper
"Enter and Breathe" - 24"
x 60" triptych
Japanese Gold Leaf- Ground Rocks and Seashells in water soluble
"Secluded White" - 18"
x 24" oil on white gold
"Counterpoint" - 32"
x 32" Oil
"Raw and Sublime" - 5'
x 4' Kinpakku Free standing Gold Leaf Screen