Featured watercolor demonstrator: Richard Stephens:
Richard Stephens is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and graduated
from the University of Central Arkansas in 1969 with a degree in art.
Although recognized for his landscape, architectural and figurative work
Stephens feels the real subjects of most of his paintings are his brush-
work and the light he tries to capture and amplify through value contrast
and an unexpected color pallet. Believing that drawing is the foundation
for all good art and design, Stephens often allows his pencil work to show
through and become an engaging element in his watercolors.
Stephens says, “My goal is to interpret, not to render. I want to engage
the viewer, entertain him and share my vision. When people view my
work that is the last step in the painting process. Of course I want people
to like my work, but like it or hate it, I don’t want them to be indifferent.”
Come to the February meeting February 13th to see Richard’s demo!