This month, visit the Main Library to view a selection of watercolors by artist Gwen Foster. Foster is best known for her classical watercolor style and interesting variety of images. Her influences come from travel, friends, family, and other world class watercolorists that differ wildly in style but share a love of teaching and sharing what sets them apart.
Foster’s images will take you on a journey of color, texture, and imagery that is pleasurable and satisfying. Like sitting with a friend in quiet conversation over tea on a dappled shade afternoon, her work strives for a peaceful feeling even if the image is old and rusty.
Watercolor is one of the more challenging mediums to master. Foster enjoys the problem solving involved with composing and decision making that brings a painting to life. She especially delights in the unique challenges of mastering watercolor pigments that often seem to have a mind of their own.
Strength in creativity comes from understanding basic Design Elements and Principles in whatever medium an individual finds appealing for personal expression. Images that attract Gwen are rural and rustic or personal images that evoke nostalgic memories and emotions.
Find Gwen Foster on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GLFosters-artWorks.
The State Library is located in the Miller Building at the corner of E. 12th St. and Grand Ave in Des Moines. The Main Library is on the first floor and the building is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 515-281-4102 or 800-248-4483, or email email@example.com.