28" x 22" watercolor painting on Arches 300 lb paper. The cool values of the water contrasting with the warm values of the skin made this image irresistible to paint. I have always been inspired by water and its unique, unpredictable effects on the objects around it. It has always had a calming effect on me. I love the way that light and color are reflected and refracted on its surface and how below its surface objects are distorted into abstract shapes. “Bliss” was accepted to the South Carolina Watercolor Society’s 43rd Annual National Exhibition and was awarded Best of Show.