I started painting in watercolors in the mid 80’s. I was enthralled by the fluid style of many painters and the sparkling colors they used. My first attempts were, like most peoples, dismal failures. However I stubbornly decided to learn the basics by reading dozens of books on the subject. Eventually some of my pictures started to resemble something of interest – at least to me.
Since the 80’s I’ve stuck with it, painting part time in irregular stretches of productivity, while principally focused on a career as a hydrologist.
I retired as a hydrologist in 2014 and have been painting steadily ever since. I owe my most recent progress to several excellent instructors, Beverly Fields, Carol Carter, and Tom Francesconi.