In the early 80’s, when I began to paint seriously, I painted primarily in watercolor, and on paper. This small piece (5″ x 7″) painted of the city of Augsburg, where I lived at that time, is very typical of the period. Painted in 1985, it is reminiscent, for me, of the delicate watercolor and gouache illustrations in so many of the children’s books I grew up with. This watercolor remains in my personal collection out of sentiment, however it is available for sale.
One of my earliest abstractions, this small ‘self-portrait’ of the emotional climate of my life at the time remains a personal favorite, in my own collection. On a more trivial note, it is also the first piece I chose to upload to the new site, although I have no particular ‘reason why’. Fondness? Sentiment? Hard to say; I know I continue to value the simple lines, and powerful colors in this small piece.