Monday, February 21, 2011

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...

Morning Fog
watercolor, 33" x 37"
John Salminen
2010 Gold Medal of Honor - AWS

John Salminen is the first artist to be featured in a new series I'll be posting periodically on the watercolor showcase blog starting this week -- American Watercolor Masters.

Back in 2003, I had the good fortune to meet John at what was then the Midwest Watercolor Society (now TWSA) when he juried one of my paintings into the annual exhibition. We occasionally ran into each other in the intervening years, and I recently had the pleasure of taking a weeklong workshop with him. An acknowledged master of the watercolor medium, John has won many prestigious awards over the years for a large body of work centered on urban landscapes. I am extremely pleased to share his work with you.

Please click over to Brush-Paper-Water to see more of John's paintings and follow the link to his website.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Featured artist in Jeanette Jobson's newsletter...

I'm pleased to be the featured artist in Jeanette Jobson's Fine Art Newsletter this month. Jeanette puts a very nice newsletter together every month, with a featured artist, information on art materials, technical tips, and news about her studio activities. Click here to read the newsletter and join the mailing list if you are so inclined.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...

The First Snowfall
watercolor, 15" x 11" (38cm x 28cm)
Aud Rye

Winter Tree
watercolor 7" x 7" (19cm x 19cm)
Anders Andersson

We're about as far away from the tropics as possible this week, enjoying the snowy landscapes of two wonderful Scandinavian watercolorists -- Aud Rye of Norway and Anders Andersson of Sweden. Both came to watercolor after working successfully in commercial art professions and each credits some excellent teachers for helping them develop their skills and their passion for the medium. I'm very pleased to share their work with you. To see their winter portfolios, pop over to Brush-Paper-Water and then link to their websites from there to see the full range of their paintings.