These paintings are from my Lot/Dordogne and Acadia Series. The inspiration is from our years of teaching plein air painting at the beautiful Domaine du HautBaran near Puy l’Eveque, France and Mt. Dessert Island. They are executed in Golden Fluid Acrylics and other mixed watermedia on 300 lb.Arches HP paper. My use of Geologic imagery is only a departure point, an underlying motif and is not intended to be representative in any way. Much of what I am doing is allowing the painting to dictate how it wants to advance. And while this part of my process is mostly intuitive in the latter stages of the painting I reflect on what I can do to make a more compelling statement and to solve any design problems. I feel that painting is a profound communicative process which only succeeds between the artist and his audience if it first is achieved with the artists and his own inner muse.
Steve Rogers AWS, NWS, TWSA – His paintings have won hundreds of awards in juried competitions including the National Watercolor Society Purchase Award -“Best of Show” in 2006 and four awards in the American Watercolor Society. And just this Year – BEST OF SHOW IN THE FLORIDA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION! Steve is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society and was an Ambassador/Director of AWS and is also a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He was the National Invited Juror for the 2007 AWS Exhibition where he served on the Jury of Selection. He was the Chairman of the Jury of Awards for the 2010 AWS Exhibition and he was the 2014 Juror and sole Awards Judge for TWSA. Steve’s work has been featured in the magazines Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, l’Art de l’Aquaelle, Pratique des Arts and the books Expressing the Visual Language of the Landscape, Secrets from the Contemporary Watercolor Masters – vol. 1 (in Chinese), The One Hour Watercolorist, and a Gallery of Marine Art, as well as two best – selling DVD’s – 7 Secrets of Painting Reflections in Watercolor and The Secrets of Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor.