My painting medium is transparent watercolor. To me, it is the closest paint I have found to depict light. It is the exact opposite of the opaque mediums of oil and acrylic. Those mediums are additive, you can put a light value of paint over a dark value. In watercolor, the opposite is true; the paper is part of the art. I don't use either white or black paint. Every time I put paint on the paper I am taking away the light. Think of it as stained glass. I use multiple layers of transparent paint to achieve a new color. It's a lot like flying a kite. There is the freedom of flowing paint with enough control to create representational imagery. The challenge is to have it appear effortless. To that end, I will always be learning and growing as an artist.
Averett University, Danville VA, BA, Art
Hollins University, Hollins VA, MALS, Painting