January’s featured artist of the month is Karolyn Alexander Tscharnack of Whitewater. See her watercolors in the WCAC display at the Government Center on the square in Elkhorn.
Karolyn Alexander Tscharnack of Whitewater is Walworth County Arts Council’s Artist of the Month for January. You can see her work at the Government Center on the square in Elkhorn.
Karolyn says that she loves “to make plain surfaces more colorful.” She has a passion for the excitement of painting with watercolor. “I love to watch the colors move and mix on the paper in a wet application. I enjoy watching colors change as one is glazed over another. The versatility and variety of styles and techniques that can be used continue to intrigue me. I love the challenge of watercolor, and, yes, I even love the problem solving that is sometimes required to bring a painting to completion.”
Karolyn says that painting a landscape, floral, or still life (sometimes in a semi-abstract manner) brings her joy. She draws inspiration from everything she sees, from springtime flowers in her own backyard to the many beautiful places that she has visited in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
Since 2009 Karolyn has been teaching watercolor techniques and sharing her knowledge of painting with adult groups in Whitewater and Janesville.
Last year she wrote and self-published her first book, Watercolor Cookbook—Recipes for Mixing Delicious Color. In addition to instructions for mixing watercolors, the book includes a gallery of over 60 pieces of my artwork.
Walworth County artists interested in having their work presented should contact Arts Council volunteers Al Gruling at (262) 642-5291 or Dale Hagan at (414) 837-4363.