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with the specific process the2:J have mastered, merel2:J to repeat themselves within an be constantl2:J exploring, experimenting, discovering, and developing new concepts, the inRuence of the Orient. In light ot the shrinking time and space, there will be more be aware of the rich E:ast Asian watermedia traditions." -Che ng-Khee Chee

Traditional Approach

Lakers, 22 x 3 0 inches (1998)

The traditional approach is to pre-select a subj ect, and then work toward achieving the result. Although striving for innovation, I have never overlooked the importance of traditional/ academic approaches to watercolor painting. Ir is imperative to master drawing skills and techniques of handling the inherent qualities of watermedia such as controlling paint and washes . Ir is also crucial to have a thorough understanding of design. Before starting a painting, I wo uld analyze its design elements and then orchestrate these abstract elements into a cohesive painting by applying design principles. I use this approach for painting subjects with concrete forms and complex perspective, such as boats, buildings and streets.

I have lived in Duluth since 1965. This inland harbor draws ships from all over the world. Colorful ocean liners and distinctive red and white ore carriers frequent the majestic grain elevators and ore docks.

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located on the Mississippi River, is dedicated to exhibiting and educating the public about contemporary art inspired by water. MMAM, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987; Ph. 5 07 474-6626; www.minnesotamarineart.org. Information on the artist is available online at www.chengkheechee.com.

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Sea History 137 - Winter 2011-2012  

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Sea History 137 - Winter 2011-2012  

10 The War of 1812: Year Three-1814, by William H. White • 18 Measure of the Earth: Navigation, Science, and the War of Jenkins's Ear, by L...

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