Marsha Owen - Watercolor Artist

I love watercolor! The paint is rich and soft, the brushes snap to a perfect point, and the paper is clean, white cotton. When all this combines with varying amounts of water and an inspiring subject, some magic can happen that I wish I could take all the credit for.

I’ve spent 18 years learning how to handle this tricky medium – water ratios, the paints that play well together and when to get out of the way. Creating a balanced design with personal expression is a constant pursuit. When I put these wonderful elements to the subject of Western landscapes or cheerful still lifes, beauty can result. If it doesn’t then there’s always the back of the paper!

I get out often to paint the landscape in plein-air. It’s rewarding to capture these moments in time and place for myself and the enjoyment of others.