I am seeking to convey the emotion I felt when I stepped into the scene. The image must do it for me. At times I express feeling with the use of color. At other times, I use texture and color. If the rhythm of life is the subject, the patterns of nature are used. These may be ripples in a pond, the current of a river, the striations in rock or wood, reflections in water, or the light on a scene at daybreak or sunset.
The computer gives me an emotional, dramatic lens. Art is always a personal statement. Every period, every culture has created a way to portray the natural world, which is so much a part of us. The tools we use are those available at the time. Conceptually, it does not matter whether we use a piece of charcoal or computer software.