I paint with mostly nature-inspired subjects of landscapes, florals, birds, and wildlife. An outdoor enthusiast, I try to capture the light and colors of my subjects in nature within my compositions. I start with an underpainting, then sketch, and continue with layering and blending to get my desired effect. I apply texture with an acrylic primer with some underpaintings. In others, I use a pastel alcohol wash to establish a complementary palette, to help my viewer see nature’s beauty.