Figurative Watercolors
A collection of works that ex­press a dynamic quality; using the figure as an opportunity to introduce color and motion.  In each approach I rely on the quality of light and shadow to give a bold quality to my work.  The figures occur in my work when I want to introduce a sense of whimsy or mystery.   The lack of faces in my figurative pieces is developing into  a signature feature of my work.   I soon realized that I was more interested with the form, color and motion in the composition rather than capturing realism, which led me to ignoring the face altogether.   
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Four Friends Kiva Song At the Creek Matriarchs Cliff Palace A Cliff Palace B Enchanted Mesa Storm Rider Sky City
Four Friends
Kiva Song
At the Creek
Matriarchs
Cliff Palace A
Cliff Palace B
Enchanted Mesa
  Storm Rider
Sky City
Hunters Under The Portal White House Pueblo Dream III Rio Bravo Solitude Pueblo Dreams Acoma Rider Tucson
Hunters
Under The Portal
White House
Pueblo Dream III
Rio Bravo
Solitude
Pueblo Dreams
Acoma Rider
Tucson
After The Storm At The Arkansas Buffalo Hunt Study II Buffalo Sketch I Buffalo Hunt White Sands Prarie Dream Riders Three Horsemen
After The Storm
At The Arkansas
Buffalo Hunt Study II
Buffalo Sketch I
Buffalo Hunt
White Sands Prarie Dream
Riders
Three Horsemen
Riata Eagle Catcher Sunrise Hunt Sunrise Hunt II White Sands Study Old Bull Butterfield Trail Dos Cabelleros Horseman III
Riata
Eagle Catcher
Sunrise Hunt
Sunrise Hunt II
White Sands Study
Old Bull
Butterfield Trail Dos Cabelleros
Horseman III

These  final pieces are all examples of monotypes.   A process where one creates the image by drawing or painting with printers ink on a smooth surface or plate and  transfering the image onto paper using a press.  The resulting image is a unique,   one of a kind piece.     Some  of these are  secondary prints where the plate has some remaining ink    and the image was  worked  on some more to  create  a second, one  of  a  kind image.   The process is exhilarating, and I like to work fast and spontaneously  to create more abstract work.











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