I started my professional art career in a corporate Graphics Department in print design, and moved into web design, then video production and editing. I retired and am now able to watercolor paint daily, right after I drink a cup of coffee and catch up with the funnies.

 

The qualities of watercolor: movement, transparency, color, value, are so absorbing that all other things retreat. There is a lot to learn and lots of choices to make. It took me five years to settle on the colors in my palette and now and then I still find a new color to try. Watercolor painting takes years of commitment, including lots of failure (just part of the process). 

But then again I might be a slow learner.

Marie Panlener

Second Chances - watercolor - 11 x 15

Dragonflies - watercolor - 14 x 20

Owl - watercolor - 21 x 21

St. Paul Flag #5 - watercolor - 15 x 11

© 2016 Minnesota Artists Association