A Cover From…

Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, Spring 2015

” …The title references the way in which we speak about photography. It comes from something I used to say to my students when I was a teaching assistant: ‘Don’t take pictures- make them.’ This subtle change in language highlights the distinction between widespread use of cameras in the modern world, and the considered act of creating photographic art. I use ‘Don’t Take Pictures’ as a mantra to celebrate photography as fine art, and to engage as many people as possible with the medium in a thoughtful and articulate way…” – magazine creator Kat Kiernan

Artwork- Watercolor Painting

Prior to the Civil War, watercolor painting was mainly done by women and a few commercial artists. But in 1866, the American Watercolor Society changed all that. They began yearly exhibits showcasing different aged male/female artists from diverse backgrounds. The Society also forged ties with established artists and enticed collectors to view new works. More than a hundred years later, watercolor painting remains a creative outlet for both professional artists and amateurs.

Note– Wish I could see this exhibit ‘American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent’

(Photo of Winslow Homer’s watercolor paint box)