In Venice and the rest of Italy it is very common to see laundry hanging outside. This 7 x 10 painting which I call "Life in Venice" was done as I sat along one of the canals. The texture of the buildings in Venice was fascinating.
I have always participated in the visual arts including watercolors, drawing and sketching, pen and ink, and photography. Since retiring from teaching I have devoted much of my time to watercolors, sometimes combining them with pen and ink or collage.
Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the beauty that surrounds us. I love to travel, and sketch and paint wherever I go. Painting, especially on location, captures the spirit and life of the subject. I hope to continue doing that for a long time to come.