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"I believe artists should not be content with the specihc su~ect matter in which the~ excel, or

established st~le. I feel artists should be sensitive to changes around them and, like scientists, ideas, and wa~s of expression. Picasso found inspirations in African Art. Matisse underwent interpenetration and integration of art forms of various cultures. As watercolorists, we should

Improvisational Splash Color Approach I di scove red rhar when a broad brush charged wirh color is swepr over rhe glossy gel medium-coared high-surfaced illusrrarion board, rh e painr is immediarely repelled, and creares exciring rexrures resembling rocks and mounrains. Sin ce rhe board is ve ry smoo ch, ir is also easy ro make changes. I urilize rhese qualiries and rake an improvisari onal approach ro painr subj ecrs such as rocks, mounrains, and canyons. I srarr rhe painring wirh srrong emorion and grear speed. I wo rk ar whire hear for abour rwen ry minures, crying ro cove r rhe enri re surface of rhe board. Gradually, rhrough rhe acr of painring, I discover rhe subjecr marrer and exerr more conscious conrrol ro guide rhe painring ro irs finishing srage. The painring develops in rhe very process of painring. Homer, Alaska, Impression. 22 x 3 0 inches (2008)

I was awestruck by this sight in H omer, Alaska, with a group of boats superimposed on the majestic snow-capp ed mountains in the background.

Saturated Wet Process The sarurared we r paper allows easy lifong. Th erefore, I can painr rhe negarive background fi rs r, and rhen lifr our shapes of any subjecr I choose ro painr, mainraining sofr edges and a unified backgro und. I use rhis merhod fo r painring subj ecrs such as koi and flowers. Their shapes are generally lighrer in value rhan rhe negarive background, and rhey have sofr edges. When painring fish I rry to ger rhe feeling rhar fi sh are in th e warer and char rhe rwo are inseparable.

Koi 2008 No. 6, 22 x 3 0 inches (2008)

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SEAHilSTORY 137, WINTER2011-12

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