When our kids were small I didn’t have time to sketch when we were traveling, but I could take notes of the colors I saw in a small notebook –everything from laundry lines, to bird plumage, to colors on a wall — and then I would lay down studies after they were in bed. This was the most effective visual journal I could muster and it turned into a valuable tool to increase my color literacy. This piece is inspired by the colors of various flora, fauna, and the general atmosphere of the Galapagos Islands. 2013
Original watercolor on watercolor paper, framed.
The piece: 9 x 25.5 inches
The painted area: 7.5 x 22.25 inches
The frame: 13.5 x 29.25 inches