A Peony is the first light of the morning. I wish I could say this was from my garden, but a friend took this picture for me. I love the golden Yellows and bright Oranges and Reds. I love it when friends and even customers send me pictures to paint. Friends feel like they are a part of my painting process and I get the joy of knowing that everyone I know is on the lookout for beautiful flowers! It's a wonderful feeling to know that I may have a hand in someone slowing down to take a closer look at nature.
I love painting in watercolors. I love the way the colors glow through each layer and fill with light, like stained glass.
All my watercolor paintings are painted on Arches 300# cold-pressed, bright white watercolor paper. Arches paper is archival and acid-free. I use M. Graham and Winsor and Newton's professional watercolor paints. My colors are permanent and archival and will not fade or change color! I will never paint with fugitive colors no matter how beautiful or vibrant they are. It is important to me that my paintings will last a lifetime and beyond with the proper care and attention.