©2013 Joy Makon. Not to be used without permission.

One-hour painting @ Pratt Institute

Falling in love again

This summer I took a watercolor class at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute with Michael Poast. Even though I painted as a teen at Moore College of Art, and throughout art school at Tyler School of Art, I never studied watercolor. It’s become the medium of choice, as I discovered while painting on the beautiful Pratt campus during some of the hottest days of this summer. To spend a few Saturdays painting, away from all things digital, was delicious.

Other recent influences:
* The timely John Singer Sargent watercolor show at The Brooklyn Museum was inspirational and helped me see the depth that the medium has.
* The Whitney’s Edward Hopper Drawings and Watercolors show was also remarkable and eye-opening. Hopper loved to draw and sketch and do watercolors as preliminary studies to his oil paintings. I don’t think he mastered oil as well as he did drawing.

July 2013
Watercolor and graphite
Arches rough, 140 lb, 7″ x 9″
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