“ Eclectic Harmony”, I wanted to create a cohesive blend using a variety of subjects all under the mantel of watercolor. When using watercolors, I combine two aspects - the direction in which I want to take the painting, while at the same time setting the paint and water free to flow as they please, which can create amazing and surprising results. Sometimes so free flowing that if you were gaze at it for a few moments you imagine the characters coming to life and stepping out of the painting. This freedom of expression is a liberation with the exuberance and looseness of this medium. The simplest of subjects takes on a special luminosity combining the flow of paint with the light…the true source of magic in any painting.