Watercolor is not a difficult medium, it just often has a mind of its own and, if you’re willing to take a journey with chance, it’s an exhilarating ride. Experimenting with the paint and brushes and exploring combinations of techniques and overlays of color is fun. The white of the paper and the transparent hues possess a luminous quality unlike any other medium.
I enjoy painting outdoors during the summer and then tend to work from my imagination and from photos when the weather turns chilly. The Adirondack region of New York is where I find inspiration for most of my landscape paintings.
It was an honor to have the painting “New Orleans Reflections” accepted into the New England Watercolor Society’s North American Open Show in April 2012.
I teach watercolor classes at the Fitzgerald Community School adult evening program in Cambridge and at the North Cambridge Senior Center. Many of my abstract paintings are a result of trying new approaches to painting with the students.
An interview with me by Siobhan Bredin, who has interviewed many other Cambridge artists, is at http://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/27021
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More of Janet Hobbs' work
Janet Hobbs, "Watercolor Tapestry", watercolor, 12"x16", 2012