Stan Miller Wins Best Watercolor of the Year

Stan Miller’s Charles (24 x 36 in.) went up against 276 other paintings in the 12th Annual PleinAir Salon Competition to be named Best Watercolor.

“Charles” (24 x 36 in.) by Stan Miller

“I met Charles many years ago at a friend’s house,” says Miller. “We got to know each other, and I had him over to my studio, where I took a number of photos of him.  When I choose a model for a painting subject, it’s usually because their face, their character moves me. Charles has a depth of character that I find universal in communicating the weight and history of the challenges of being African American throughout our American history.”

Congratulations Stan!

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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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