The idea for COLOR BRIDGES came from many sources. Portland State College 1962,Professor Frederick Heidel's first painting assignment was to make a grid and explore mixing colors to arrange on the grid to see how they would look. Moving these painted pieces of paper on different backgrounds bring back 4 years of studying painting with Heidel. Each arrangement I have made are like his assignments. They have a goal of basics while allowing the emotions freedom.
Another source was Professor Mary MacIntire at Western Washington University who was a member of Fiber Design and I had the honor of photographing for a statement about her process. She used to move around pieces of colored paper to design her fiber works.
The children set the tone of the class and I learned from them.
The adults were delightfully directed towards wonderful intuitive painting by their children while they helped their children with some technical issues of painting.
Sarah Runyan was pleased to learn that folding her watercolor paper she could then paint two or more memory paintings when she is outdoors. She did a tree at Fall creek and also the memories of the colors she saw driving to the fish hatchery.