Here is my most recent painting:
Capybara, 4" x 4", watercolor on kaolin clay ground, 2009
I have always liked to draw and paint animals, and my pictures usually contain an animal or two, if only in the background. We live not far from an excellent zoo, and the capybara enclosure is always a high point for me. Aside from its being the largest rodent species in the world, the capybara is perhaps not terribly interesting to look at, but its ungainliness and seeming complacency somehow attract me.
Technically speaking, this painting is probably the most painstaking that I have done, given its small size and amount of detail. I recently discovered opaque oxide of chromium, and this painting was, in a way, inspired by that excellent pigment.