I am most interested in color and line quality in my paintings and pen & ink drawings. The drawings and images are used to explore a different sense formed by color and not entirely by nature. The images fall into two styles: a graphic, flat painted style, and a more realistic style.
The graphic paintings begin as pen & ink drawings. I retain the original line work on the canvas and add lots of colors. It is a constant battle to balance the colors with the shapes and distances portrayed in the painting.
The realistic paintings are concerned with the quality of light & shadow: how to portray an afternoon sun or a morning sunrise. Snow is a favorite. Some of the realistic paintings are a crossover with graphic areas mixed in. I prefer oil paints for their subtle color changes and the time to blend colors. But, if you want to change a color, it's a waiting game.