Gestures

  • G E S T U R E S 
  • My gestures develop in two separate stages. First,I draw quick studies of passing pedestrians in ink without looking at the paper. Later in the studio, I work with the tangle of dynamic lines I have drawn and try to retrieve the essence of the individual. Each study depends on chance and skill in equal measure as I later apply watercolor, allowing the medium to flow freely.  I am amused by the expressive distortion, the abstract suggestion of form and movement, and the way color has a life of its own. Not all the images survive, but the ones that do convey my empathetic response to the endless variations of the passersby,