Paintings by Dan Burt
"Inspiration comes as a result of painting, instead of the other way around."
Working with as many as ten or eleven separate puddles of dissolved pigments, Dan Burt paints each watercolor using pure, clean, transparent color. He likes to save the greatest value and color contrasts, the cleanest colors, and an area of "saved white" for the focal point.
Burt formulates his ideas from sketches, observations, and other paintings he's done. Sometimes the original concepts result from plein air painting, sometimes from just plain daydreaming. Burt's end product is an extension of himself rather than a refinement of facts. Emotion and imagination combining to form art that Burt calls "Imaginationscapes."
There is more information about Dan at www.foothillsartcenter.org.