Founded in 2002, the Society encourages the creation of watercolor at all skill levels and promotes interest, appreciation and enjoyment of watercolor and watermedia. Please feel free to attend one of our meetings. Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month, at 10 a.m. at the Cincinnati Art Club, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, Ohio, unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
FEATURED ARTIST - HOWARD KRAUSS
long have you been a member of the GCWS and why did you join?
since the beginning (I missed the first meeting as I was out of town). I joined
because I wanted to learn how to paint watercolors and this evolved into my
being accepted as an equal.
Have you held any positions
with the GCWS; if so, what positions?
positions as I am not in town on a regular basis.
What are some of your artistic
been in some local art shows and because of what the members of GCWS have done
for me I now teach workshops in local art centers, at lakeside Ohio, at Hobby
Lobby, and on cruise ships.
Describe your usual procedures
for creating a painting.
my paintings are inspired by places I have visited while traveling. Other
paintings are derived from imagination and talking with others. I enjoy Plein
How long have you been painting?
life I have been drawing and painting. I have been exposed to art in the various
museums in New York City while
In what medium, other than watercolor or acrylic, do you work?
are the only media I use.
do you get your inspiration for paintings?
I go I see potential paintings. I am usually intrigued by the play of lights
and darks on various surfaces. I like to
explore the various shapes I see around me and mentally move natural elements
into pleasing compositions. This is also the main thing I attempt to
convey to my students.
Are you a teacher?
teach watercolor. I especially enjoy introducing those who have never painted
before to the techniques and processes of creating a painting.
Where do you see yourself in the future? (i.e., is painting a hobby; will
you enter shows; do you see yourself teaching?)
like to be able to share my paintings with other people. I am not a
professional artist but I do gain a lot of excitement whenever someone likes my
art enough to buy one. I would also like to be able to join with other artists
to have painting sessions and discuss our art, but this far I have been
unsuccessful in finding like minded artists.
website: in progress
blog spot: not sure how to do this
Is there anything else you
would like for us to know about you and your art?
I have covered all I know regarding my artistic
efforts but I would like to add that I imagine a finished painting and would
like to be able to translate this onto my paper. This is the number one thing
that the GCWS has done for me via the critique sessions at each meeting. I
encourage everyone to take part in this. I do this for all my students during