We walked to the beach in the pre dawn rain – warm wet wind and stars peeking through the clouds. Two Herons were on the beach s we arrived and flew off into the darkness as they noticed us arrive.
Series Notes: A Caribbean sunrise painted in watercolor in Puerto Morelos Mexico, (South of Cancun). These paintings are a meditation on the ephemeral nature of our experience. The world is in constant flux and I am drawn irresistibly to the dance of color that is the morning sky. Water color is a perfect medium to flow with the rapidly changing sky – it’s advantage is the spontaneous gesture and clarity that is possible with just a few well chosen marks – one needs to keep moving forward as the work develops – forgoing fussiness in favor of unexpected synergies. The goal for me is to capture the feeling of the particular day – it’s fleeting character – be it calm or blustery – cloudy or clear – authenticity of experience conveyed to the viewer – the emotion of color and mark unfolding in real time. Each work carries a description of the day to help contextualize the image with the cauldron of experience that helped bring it forth. Sometimes shorebirds or Herons sneak into the workload their particular magic to the mix.
8×10 in Winsor Newton Watercolor on 140lb Arches Cold Press Watercolor Block paper