Something you may not know about me or my work; I love painting vehicles. I love painting structural things, because working in watercolour is such an organic, fluid thing, objects with straight lines and form are a great challenge.
I've recently had a couple of opportunities to work on truck paintings for a couple of different clients. The first was for a local wine distribution company, The Vine, for their annual wine catalogue. It's a view of their Piaggio Ape from the front for the first page of the catalogue, and the back view on the final page. I was really happy with how these turned out.
Another couple of illustrations I've worked on of vehicles recently where both for The New York Times Magazine's Lives section; both accompanying great short non-fiction stories. The first was a story about a man taking his young son on a ride in a cab in Tel Aviv-
- and the second was a story about a couple getting their truck stuck while trying to cross a dangerously high river.
Watercolours are a very loose, unrestrained medium, and it's quite difficult to get accurate straight and curved shapes out of the paint. I love using them for this reason; because the mistakes are often the most beautiful parts of a painting.