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art, painting

“Art and the Emperor’s New Clothes” by artist William Nichols

"You enter a large exhibition room in the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago, on the floor in front of you three rectangles of red carpet held together like a swatch from a carpet store dominates your attention, to the left an inauspicious handkerchief with folds from its original packaging and pinned on each corner sits isolated on a large white wall. You stop, question and try to make sense of what you are viewing. Suddenly you look right and spy a placard on the wall. In the hope of gleaning some guidance to understanding you start to read it. .."

Watercolor painting of Newport Beach Pier with a seagull by M. Caulder.
art, painting, painting techniques

Painting With Watercolor On Canvas

As a watercolor artist, I have always wanted to create art that could be handled in the same way as an oil or acrylic, which led me to experiment with watercolor painting on canvas.