"In Between Color", refers to my aesthetic goals for these piece - an interest in the colors that are created when colors cross over each other and a compositional concentration on the spaces between color. The idea for these specific pieces and the technique came about during a week of painting at Sea Ranch. It was my "aha-moment". I had spent the morning walking the Northern California shoreline and taking in the changing color of morning as the clouds burned away and the bright colors of land, sea and sky were revealed. When I returned to my cabin I was searching for a new way to capture the feeling of the experience I had just had. This led me to explore a technique of pouring the gouache paint on to sheets of large watercolor paper, directing the paint with forces other than a brush. This way of painting can be traced back at least as far as the work of Helen Frankenthaler in the 1950s and 1960s. I call these pieces my "Pour Paintings."