Gerry Niskern

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My Philosophy:

Watercolor is an exciting medium. It requires quick decisions, a sense of adventure and a great amount of flexibility...I love the challenge this vibrant and transparent medium offers! I always try to create something different and new that no one else has done.

No matter how many years I've been painting, I still get excited when I start a new piece. Watercolor is a wet medium and should have a wet appearance. I completely wet down the paper and float the paint on the surface. To increase the appearance of fluidity in my colors I mix the colors on the paper. I love the depth that is achieved when glaze, after transparent glaze is applied. Always a purist, I accept the challenge of saving the white paper for my whites and using no opaques to dull the vibrancy of my paintings.

I grew up in Arizona and love to portray the west from it's sparkling desert sands and canyons, the Indian pueblos and cliff dwellings to the aspen forests of the north.



Many of Gerry Niskern's images have been reproduced by the following publishers:

Corporate Collections:

Major Exhibitions: (selected)

Organizations: (Juried Member)

Original watercolors available in the gallery...

"Winter Jewels" | "Seascape" | "Crystal Mist" | "Morning Glo" | "First Ones Out" | "Come Taste The Wine"

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