Joel R. Johnson, this week’s artist in the spotlight, carefully depicts the effects of light on form in terms of color, value, and the subtleties of texture and weight, that can be seen on the landscapes of the American West through his chosen medium of watercolor.
“My inspiration comes from the beauty of the western landscape,” he said. “The dramatic light which reveals the intense and subtle colors and the shadows that evoke a sublime feeling of the vastness of space.”
Johnson will be returning for his 5th consecutive Prix de West in June. One of the pieces he is bringing this year is titled Last Light, in transparent watercolor.