On my first visit to the Art Institute, I found a catalog of a recent show by John Marin. Marin was a rule-breaker in his approach to color, paint handling, perspective and movement. His watercolors were remarkably similar to the technique I had been using, combining watercolor, charcoal, and soft pastels. I love the harmony of color, line and texture and the tension between abstraction and representation. This collection of paintings are scenes from my travels that I painted from photographs in my studio.
“Red Right Return to Mackinac Island”, 16” x 20, watercolor, ink, graphite, artists’ crayons on 300 lb acid free archival 100% cotton paper
Chicago Yacht Club, watercolor and ink, archival paper, framed 12" x12"
Waterfall Garden, watercolor, graphite, water soluble crayon on paper, 10" x 11"
The Seine at Verrnon a (study of Bonard), watercolor, graphite, water soluble crayon on paper, 10" x 11"
The Pitons, St.Lucia, watercolor, graphite, pastel, 28” x 17”
Bitter End Yacht Club, watercolor, charcoal and pastel 27” x 18”
Taos, watercolor, charcoal, soft pastel on paper, 27" x 18"
A Walk in the Park, watercolor, ink and soft pastel on paper, 8" x 10"