I start with a pencil drawing of an idea - a chair, a view of the landscape - but seek to keep it loose so the painting can evolve as I work on it. The end result is often far from what I thought it might be, as I try to let the process take over so the final painting can reveal itself. I use Arches 300lb. watercolor paper and archival watercolor pigments. Many transparent washes are applied to each painting in order to intensify and vary the color palette. One painting takes anywhere from weeks to months to create, as I like to leave a work be, and return to it multiple times with a fresh eye, working until the painting feels finished. While all materials are archival to ensure the long life and beauty of each painting, it is best not to display them in direct sunlight in order to keep the colors pristine and bright.