Watercolor Artist

Incoming Tide

I begin with a careful and time-intensive drawing that becomes the foundation and working map for the painting. The time I spend with the drawing forces close observation of my subject’s physical characteristics, while also affording me the opportunity to revisit what it was that

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Hillkurtz finds teaching workshops especially enriching and rewarding. “I love teaching what I’ve discovered about painting and sketching,” he says. “My goal is to help make my students better painters. I want them to take what I’m teaching and make
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