I enjoy painting from life, especially landscapes and figures. I love watercolor for its vivid hues and the strange liquid shapes that the medium creates. Watercolor involves the artist, the paint brush, the “vision” or the thing being created….and then there is the water. Sometimes water acts like “its own artist” or “with a mind of its own.” I think this is part of the challenge and the beauty of water color. It is so simple, too, and I love the way I can put everything in a back pack and go outside and paint.