Ambassador of the Week: Shuang Li

Meet Shuang Li, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

“Near Mission Bay” (watercolor, 15 x 22) This painting was painted in San Diego California, completed on location in about one hour. It was selected for 2017 Salmagundi Club Non-Member Show” and won “Katlan Family Seascape Award” at Salmagundi Club, New York.

Born, raised and classically trained in China, California based watercolorist Shuang Li moved to US 30 years ago. Following the “En Plein Air” tradition, Shuang paints watercolor both on locations and in her studio, portrays the extraordinary variety of life with her unique perspective. With masterful classic and contemporary techniques, Shuang recreates nature’s beauty in her paintings by capturing moods and moments of light with her singular poetic expression. Shuang Li is a signature member of National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, Watercolor West and elected Artist Member of California Art Club.

“Morning at Dockyard” (watercolor, 12 x 18 in.) This painting was painted on a shipyard in Port Angeles, WA. It was a sunny morning after fog faded. I loved the strong silhouette shape of rich rustic colors of the standing boat. The painting was done in about an hour, with only a small figures added back in my southern California studio.
This painting is juried into 2018 American Watercolor Society 151th EXHIBITION, will be on view in The Salmagundi Club New York in April 2018.
“Morning at Heritage Park” (watercolor, 16 x 24) This painting was painted at historic Heritage Park, San Diego. The painting was completed on location, with a few small figures added back in studio. It won First Place at San Diego Watercolor Society 2017 Plein Air Exhibition.

Join Shuang Li and other top watercolor artists, including Keiko Tanabe, Dan Marshall, and Joseph Zbukvic at the 2019 Plein Air Convention & Expo. 

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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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