Rather than starting one painting and working on it until it is completed, I have many paintings in progress at the same time. I layer each painting over the course of months, bringing each out at different times of the day or season, until there is one particular day when the painting comes together as a whole. The final painting reflects a specific time and season, but the painting has a larger sense of time and space because of the layering process.

The gouache paintings are from an ongoing series that I have painted looking out my studio windows since 1993. I started painting watercolors looking out the windows of my studio when the weather was not appropriate for outdoor work, and I wanted to complete a work from start to finish in a few hours. After adding gouache as a medium, my process evolved to become more like my work in oils, layered and changed over a long period of time.