4 Editor’s Note
22 Pure Energy: The Paintings of Bernard Chaet
BY JOHN A. PARKS
This master painter and teacher makes the most of watercolor’s expressive capabilities, and his artwork and writings explore connections between technique and creativity in art.
32 Embrace the Obstacles Inherent in Watermedia Painting
BY BOB BAHR
Artist-instructor Soon Y. Warren enjoys the challenges of manipulating watermedia— mostly because, for her, it’s not a challenge.
42 Jim McFarlane: Letting Go of the Details
BY NAOMI EKPERIGIN
During his five-week plein air workshop in Pennsylvania, American Watercolor Society president Jim McFarlane shows students of all levels how to focus on the bigger picture.
54 Creativity With Sunlight and Shadow
BY TOM LYNCH
When I find myself inspired by a location, I often use it as the basis for more than one painting. With each version, I experiment with elements that best convey my experience with the subject, leading to evocative images.