In its purest form watercolor is applied in transparent layers on paper. Although many watercolor society competitions include works painted with water-based mediums on a variety of surfaces, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) has maintained its mission to preserve and promote traditional transparent watercolor painting.
This Saturday, the 46th Annual TWSA Juried Exhibition opens at Wisconsin’s Kenosha Public Museum. The show includes 81 paintings selected by jurors Linda Kemp and Andy Evansen, and will remain on display until August 7. Awards total over $26,000. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the award-winning paintings.
From its inception, the purpose of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America has been to advance the stature and foster appreciation of watercolor as a major medium. TWSA is dedicated to advancing this goal and providing to our ever growing membership of professional, amateur, student and patron members not only an artistic forum but beyond that national exhibitions, recognition, potential for signature and master status, educational opportunities and services as we secure for our society a place of honor in the larger art community.