Since moving to Arizona, my favorite time of year has become monsoon season. Essentially, I have become a storm chaser. Some of my favorite subjects often include storms, ruins, and missions. Most of my paintings are places in Arizona and New Mexico, with a few in Utah and Colorado.
To start a painting, I complete the most detailed drawing I can do in half of a day, including color negotiations. During the next one to two days, I under paint with turpentine and the next few layers with linseed oil. The next week to month, depending on the size of the painting, I push the colors in the under painting stage. I use my illustrating and design knowledge in the late layers. Using this process, I hope to make a unique interpretation of actual places.