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!
I’m a color junkie. In fashion, in design, and especially in painting,
vibrant color is what gets me creative. But before the image of Mimi
from The Drew Carey Show
becomes forever attached to my name in your mind, I’ll point out that I
can control myself…sometimes. It’s tough, though, especially now that
spring is officially here and I’m starting to see hints of color
Over and over again I hear artists cooing about the thick richness
of oil paints and its appealing spreadability, and yes, all of that is totally true.
But artist Bev Jozwiak is giving oil a run for its money in terms of buttery appearance
and saturated colors, and she’s doing it with watercolor.
No apologies from me for that attempt at sensationalism (I would have
written tabloid headlines in another life). The truth is I was lucky
enough to sit down and chat with artist and instructor C.W. Mundy, who
is generous with both his time and his talents. We chatted about his upbringing, strategies for being a successful artist, and more.