SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTIST: Jayne Erickson

By |2020-03-19T09:43:29-05:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTIST|Tags: , |

What is your earliest childhood memory of creating art and what did you create? It was probably in the first grade. I remember drawing some pictures on the chalk board and getting recognition for what I had drawn. Funny how certain things stick with you. How did you start watercolor painting? My first watercolor experience was in collage, I liked to do mostly abstract studies but I do remember doing a face early on which was sold after being displayed. Learning to paint faces with Stan Miller brought me full circle! Why do you create art? Really good question!  To see something new come to life is beyond heaven on earth. It is fills a place in my life that nothing else can. What is your most important artist's tool? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio? I like my [...]

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTIST: Paul Boerboom

By |2020-02-23T12:26:24-06:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTIST|Tags: , |

What is your earliest childhood memory of creating art?  What did you create?  Not counting all my childhood coloring books, my first painting was created at Christmas in 1969 when I was 14 years old.  My parents gave me a set of acrylic paints.  I immediately painted a winter scene as a gift to my Grandma Peters.  Fortunately, I found that painting about a year ago while cleaning the basement. How did you start watercolor painting?  I have very little watercolor painting experience.  Acrylics are my water based medium of choice.  I'm hoping to learn and gain experience through GPWS monthly challenges and workshops. Why do you create art?  The process of beginning with an observation, a photo or sketch and transforming a blank canvas or piece of paper to a completed work motivates me to paint. What is your most important artist's tool? Is [...]

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