Thank you for visiting.I began painting in my 40s, a late start which may be the result of my high school art teacher who was amused by my lack of talent--probably because talent back then was defined by the ability to draw or paint realistically. Well, I still can't draw, and as you can see in the watercolor painting below, from March 1998, years later I still couldn't paint either, to say the least. Despite this, I spent the next six years trying to copy the style of watercolor painters I liked but instead wound up doing a few hundred mostly Really Bad Paintings until 2004 when I switched to acrylics and tried doing abstracts, finishing a fair number of paintings that I liked. After several years of this, I needed a change and took a class on pouring watercolor on yupo which was first wet with water, but I soon found that using a brush allowed for more control and the ability to develop composition more easily. Almost immediately, I had much better results with yupo than anything I had painted on paper.
Almost all of the acrylic paintings in the Acrylic Gallery were done with fluid acrylics on museum board. The paintings in the Watercolor Gallery are mostly watercolor with other materials added as noted.
I hope you enjoy them.