In 1999, I was looking for a way to create smaller images to share at Marin Open Studios. I was fortunate to be invited into the studio of Walter Kuhlman (1918-2009), a well known abstract expressionist and monotype artist in the Bay area. He graciously taught me his unique technique, using water based paints on glass to create an abstract image, then dreaming into the abstraction until a form appeared. Pastel is then used to enhance the image, just enough to allow the form and formlessness to co-exist.(See my book "Wind, Fire and Ice: Monotype Paintings".