Lake Oswego Afternoon oil on canvas 48 x50 2019 6,400
Royals watercolor sketch on rag paper 2019 Friends oil/canvas 2019
The difference between watercolor and oil paint are vast. Pigmented water and three dimensional oil paint say different things, and must be used differently.
Watercolor is usually used mostly to record sights and feelings, partially due to their portability and quick drying time, but also because they can record subject matter and emotional feeling in the same stroke.
Painting in oils can of course do the same, but to me, watercolor is immediate, and doesn't require me to consider not only fluidity and stroke, but deal with its' dimensionality. A stroke of oil paint has not only color, or combination of colors, and area, but it also can be three dimensional in a way watercolor isn't. In some instances, in deep impasto, you may need to consider what types of shadows are going to be cast by the thick paint.
Orchid Jungle Hawaii in the 70"s oil/canvas 2009