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.


  1. I would love to see his work in person, and how cool that you were able to take a workshop with him. Gorgeous painting! Perfect feature:)

  2. Glad you all like John's work -- he is an absolutely wonderful artist!!

  3. John uses an amazing pallet of grays with zings of color. He will be doing a workshop for the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society this summer that I am taking. I can't wait!

  4. Lorraine, you're in for a treat! John is a fabulous teacher!

  5. Asombrosa y hermosa pintura! amazing and beutiful painting!!!

  6. This is lovely, really atmospheric


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