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PUL DEY UL moma) COM S ZU a AMERICAN Ua Ea) Watercolor ne : HH PN a Compositions =PAGE 88- WINTER 201 Watercolor CONTENTS 4 Bditor’s Note 5 Contributors 6 Noteworthy 12 Artist to Artist: John Salminen This artist and instructor adapted his training in abstraction to create his distinctive watercolors. 20 An Artist Inside & Out by STEPHEN ny Paul Rickert makes the most of any locale— whether a landscape or an interior—by finding the optimal vantage point, working quickly and decisively, and focusing on the unique qualities of the scene. 92 Beginning Watercolor: Selecting Materials Start off in watercolor by first buying the right materials and learning how to use them. 42 A Testament to Time and Place Anew series by Frederick Brosen offered the chance to explore some new painting challenges, as well as document a part of New York that may soon be history. 50 Beauty on a Small Scale Angie Falstrom enjoys the challenge of painting miniatures and has found a ready market for her local Connecticut scenes. 58 Infusing Drama & Structure Nicholas Simmons uses acrylic paint and watercolors on a large scale to create paintings that are both powerful representations and strong abstractions. n 80 Copying Masterpieces of the Past Copying a favorite masterwork offers insight into another artist's process. Painting Freely and Boldly With his loose, spontaneous style of painting and his ‘energetic, encouraging teaching, style, Domenic DiStefano proves that capturing subject matter in watercolor can be an enjoyable and freeing experience. Pemaguid Late (detail, reversed) by Pau ficker, 2003, waters, 2Bvex 44, Coleen the ats 90 Image First Often working in a series, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas selects still Life objects for what they can contribute to a composition. 100 Inside Story: Interiors From the 19th Century A popular art form at one time, watercolors of domestic interiors documented status and, in some ‘cases, everyday life. 112. Coming in