My answer to that is nada! Zippo! Zilch! As the weather
heats up from coast to coast, now is the time when artists turn their attention
to the excitement of landscape painting. But I'll be honest with you. I'm still
intimidated by the whole landscape painting process. There seems to be so much
to contend with-the weather, changing lighting conditions, the weather, packing
correctly...did I mention the weather?
America is a land of rich diversity that extends throughout our
landscapes, cities, and regions. I'd say that one of the most
distinctive places we have is Cape Cod. Now, being a born-and-raised
Southern girl, I have always romanticized the northern coasts and
beaches because they always look so postcard perfect for idyllic summer
getaways with their sandy beaches, tumbling beach grass, and towering
When I first saw watercolor artist Joan Becker’s
work, the word that came to my mind was pageantry because her work is
colorful, rich, and all about giving the viewer an amazing visual
spectacle. Take a look at any watercolor painting of Becker’s and chances are it is filled from top to bottom with an array of colorful objects and items.
Looking at paintings can be like unraveling a mystery, especially with
watercolor. Layers are so delicate and there are many interesting watercolor painting techniques that
are quite subtle to the eye. That's certainly what I felt when I looked
at the work of watercolor artist Miguel Dominguez. I couldn't quite
figure out everything that was happening in his paintings. I had
questions about his painting process and about the artist himself. And
so I asked him!