I am obsessed with color. I stare at mixtures of colors in shadows that many people do not see. The interaction of warm and cool colors all around us fascinates me and is a large part of my artwork. I seek to bring out as many colors as I see and then I add color accents to further enliven the scene. I do not mix colors on my palette. I take up a number of colors and white and let the colors come out of the brushwork. The colors I pick up are colors I see in the subject matter and some I don't.
I thoroughly understand Paul Gauguin's statement that he wanted to reconcile form with color. It is a magic act to pull out form and get the colors desired. Oil paint is an elusive medium. I never get exactly what I want but I will never stop trying. It is a wonderful journey of the mind and soul
My colors are now on another site where viewers can experience what I love. Towhee Hill Studio is now on http://www.etsy.com/ and I am very pleased with the set-up of my shop. Also, Towhee Hill Studio is still open to the public 3-5 Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment. Call ahead in case of emergencies. 540-257-3437