My mother Pat Potucek (1925-2011) was an award winning professional artist in Kansas. She painted murals throughout the state and painted many portraits, landscapes and still lifes. Watercolor was a medium that I started using with her from a young age. She taught me to mix and apply pigments by mixing the colors on the palette and then brushing it onto the paper. She said and I still believe, good paper is more important than the paint you use.
In 2015, I started painting still lifes of books in watercolor. I enjoy the simple perspective of the boxy shapes and the titles and cover designs. Occasionally I paint open books.