THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The liveliness of the unusual choice of pastel colors in this image make it look like it truly came straight out of fairy tale. The intricate, detailed use of watercolors in pink, purple, brown and green, along with shading and watering down in all the right places, make this piece unique and beg the question - why aren’t bright colors used more often in watercolor on paper? The colors are also unusually complementary to this simple country setting of two barns in a remote area of the woods, adding to the simple, settled yet fun composition.
GETTING TO KNOW DONALD MAIER
Donald Maier is an artist who has been painting for most of his life. He began studying at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in Newark, New Jersey, in the year 1968. He won a number of awards for his work while there, including several first place prizes. From there, he went on to show his work in a variety of solo and group exhibitions all the same. He was inspired primarily by artist Winslow Holmes and began painting water colors at a young age. Since then, his style has morphed and changed into what it is today.