We filmed Doug Lew and produced his art instruction workshop: Painting Motion in Watercolor with Doug Lew a number of years ago. Here are a few pics from our filming studio and from the excursion we took to Newport, Oregon the next day.
We recently contacted him to find out where he is on his artist's path.
Nice to hear from you Jim. Am happy to give you my thoughts.
Mainly preparing submissions for variety of watercolor competitionsaround the country. I was finally accepted this year by the American Watercolor Society for the first time, very gratifying. I have also finished working on a personal exhibit for the Art Association of Vicenza, Italy. Will also conduct a 2 day, (Oct. 17 to 18)workshop there following the opening of the show. I’ve also been invited to be the juror for the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art exhibit (water soluble media section)
I thought the whole filming process was thorough and profefessional. It was delightful to be taken out to dinner and to be driven to Portland for the return flight.
They all thought it was such a privilege to have a video made by a professional outfit.
I am doing less motion paintings and more in figures and portraits.
Figures and portraits and trying to put more “Drama” in everything I do.
Excitement – in knowing the possibility of doing something good. It’s an on-going process.
There are always obstacles in every painting, so I do a lot of “what if’s” What if I should change to another color combination? What if I eliminate this portion of detail. What if the contrast could be more or less, sharp or muted, stronger or softer, etc.
More demos and less talk.
“Great Composers in Watercolors” by Trafford see question #1.
No, I have not. Some good artists and poor ones, are good marketers.
I am not.
There some very good videos and books available. Attending good workshops are also good for beginners.
I somehow know when to stop, usually before I think I should do more.
Hopes and dreams? I believe every honest artist knows exactly where he/she stands on the scale of excellence. I broadly consider my self as a contemporary realist and I have still have many miles to travel. I just wish to improve and be recognized, that’s all.
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