I like the contrast between the light paper and the hard granite beneath it, as well as the roughness of the paper against the smoothness of the granite. The contrasting elements provide a sense of calm stillness amidst their opposing characteristics.
This paper image inspired me. It reminded me of a waterfall, so I used these colors to bring home the image that I was seeing. This is also my daughter's favorite paper piece, "the color scheme is like the rainbow of the sea."
This is one of my biggest abstract paintings at 30"x 40." I have gone back and forth between seeing it as a snow scene and a hazy meadow. I don't have a description for it, but I hope that the audience is able to create their own interpretation. After all, that's what abstract pieces are for, right?
I love painting portraits because you learn so much. There are so many details that are incredibly crucial to paint correctly. Each of us are unique; one slip of the paintbrush and this precious girl will look like someone else. Here's to a great challenge!