Like Matisse, I believe that one worthwhile aim of art is to comfort and heal. The exuberance and lyrical grace of flowers are a powerful part of my personal healing arsenal.
Forsythia is a monotype made with various types of water-soluble inks and crayons. It is printed on Canson Editions paper.
Eupatorium is a brush and ink painting, done on Asian paper. Here you can see it still taped to a foam core board, used to help keep the paper from curling up while drying. To my mind, black and white can be as vibrant and cheerful as bright colors.