Ambassador of the Week: Ev Hales

Meet Ev Halesthis week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

“Fabulous Fountain” I love the fountains in Europe and I enjoyed painting this one found on one of my many painting tours taken in various parts of the world. I love how the color moves in the watercolor medium.

I started as a printmaker but now work predominantly in watercolor. I paint life today and enjoy mentoring others. Painting en plein air fills my creative bank. I have won many prizes, exhibited over 35 years and have published ebooks sharing my techniques. Painting enriches my life and builds an awareness of the world around me.

“Life Moment” I enjoy working during my life drawing sessions with spontaneous color splashes that morph into figure studies. These images capture the best of the watercolor medium and the essence of a figure study in a quick 20 minute session.
“Notre Dame” This is my response to the fire earlier this year as I revisited my trip to Paris and the magic of the interior of this cathedral. I loved the mood of the light shining through the stained glass windows on to the sculptured forms. Watercolor is perfect for such subjects.

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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.

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