Purple, gold, blue and orange striped painting. Color Study for Genovese Island: watercolor study. 2013.
6.35" x 19.75"
Original watercolor on watercolor paper, unframed.
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. We all register the impact of landscape in many different ways and mine begins with color. I finally realized these notations, these studies, are maps of a sort. 2013