These three paintings (below) combine the use of watercolor and gouache. Each was begun from a photo I had taken and then cropped to a format I liked design-wise, and contrast-wise. Then I spent hours involved in the drawing process. Looks like my astigmatism was responsible for the leaning dome in the picture with the pigeons painted from my trip to Venice Italy a few years back
I found myself totally absorbed in the process of drawing and then interpreting my subjects with paint on arches watercolor paper. With each piece, as I developed it over several days, I couldn't wait to get back to it to see where it was going.