For his first ever art classes (in 2018) in painting, Joe took two water color classes. One from Sue Brown Chapin, the other from Catherine Hearding, both seasoned and accomplished watercolor artists and excellent teachers. These are some of Joe's first water colors that have been adding to a line of his greeting cards. Joe's watercolor style is a little more direct than many water colors out there, but he tends to lean towards a bolder, less subtle vibrancy. It remains a work in progress as does his acrylic painting.
Water color has a life of it's own in the uncertainty of the results once the painting dries. It's a bit like opening a Christmas present that had that strange rattle, but you had to wait to open.