Artist of the Month - Peter Shaw

“I re-entered the world of painting a while ago after a long absence in the demanding world of academic medicine. A first step toward painting was a deliberate immersion in re-learning my long-neglected drawing skills. Once I had a degree of confidence in sketching, I felt the unpredictable world of watercolor calling.  

 

One of my favorite activities is sketching the woods, fields and farms of New England. I grew up roaming the woods and that’s still where I feel most at home. I admire artists who paint in a free and decisive manner, either creating painting “alla prima” at one go, or creating the appearance of doing so. I like the energy that this style expresses, although I have learned that the appearance of spontaneity is often achieved only with a clear plan, good design, and a lot of forethought. Not to mention good drawing!”  

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall in the Woods

Watercolor by Peter Shaw

 

(Editor’s Note: Peter was recently awarded First Place in the Newton Watercolor Society exhibit for the painting below.

 

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