I use wet and dry mediums both additively and subtractively in order to create weathered atmospheric images of people and plants. For the initial images I work directly from life; live models and real plants. Once I have captured the essence of the subject I continue working the piece independently of the model using a variety of unconventional techniques. Layers of crayon and ink drawings followed by layers of gouache are often rubbed away to generate atmospheric effects. In other cases I will spray my drawings with a vigorous jet of water from the kitchen faucet to create liquid effects.
Port Clinton Art Festival: 67