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Paintings by Bruce Jones. If you are interested in owning these pictures please contact Bruce at bsjones@mcn.org

 

 

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RabView

Watercolor 14"x20"

Matted to be framed at 20"x28"

Price: $250

PlitviceColors

Watercolor 29"x21", unmatted

Price: $400

Quiet Adriatic Rab2

Watercolor 14"x20"

Matted to be framed at 20"x28"

Price: $250

 

KrakowKafeKulture2

Watercolor 10"x14", unmatted

Price: $150

Plitvice Falls 2

Watercolor sized 14x21, unmatted

Price $200

Prague Across the River

Watercolor sized 14x21, unmatted

Price $200

Little Mossy Waterfall

Watercolor

30"x22" unmatted

$400

Slovakian Countryside

Watercolor

Size 10"x14", unmatted

Price $100

 

 

In his own words:

 

Im fascinated with the way our brains use clues of shape and texture to figure out what we are seeing. I explore patterns of these clues in my paintings and sculptures.

 

I paint primarily in watercolor, ink and pastels because I have found I can move them around more quickly than oils, and get more color and texture variation than I can with acrylics. In contrast to most watercolorists, I like to use hard lines and strong darks in my compositions and I spend a lot of time working on textures. Since 2004 I have been using pastels over watercolor to accomplish special effects and textures.

 

Seascapes: I grew up spending a lot of time at beaches in Washington, Oregon and California. I like to dive for abalone, build sandcastles and driftwood houses, body surf and beachcomb. I like to paint the ways the ocean moves in patterns with rocks, sand and fog.

 

Landscapes and Floral paintings: My father loved ornamental gardening and got one of my sisters and myself deep into it. I enjoy figuring out how the pattern identification works that enables us to differentiate plants at a glance. And I love the contrasts in colors and textures in a well designed garden.

 

People paintings: We are interested in human shapes and especially faces, because we are humans and we cant help it. We are very good at reading the languages of human gestures. Small changes in eyes, mouths and hands are interpreted immediately. These are the effects Im exploring in my paintings of people.

 

Sculpture: I have done paper mache masks for decades and have been carving stone during 2005. Stone carving is becoming my consuming passion, probably because I had a good teacher, Robert Milholland from Little River. Robert teaches in the traditional Italian method using a hammer, chisels and rasps.

 

Personal History: I have been painting all my life, as did my mother and grandmother. My teachers include my Mom, Bill Kucha, Arne Westerman, Doug Haga, and Steve Memering. In 2000 I moved to Gualala and started doing art pretty much full time. I am past President of the North Coast Artists Guild, President of Gualala Arts, and a member of the Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County.

 

 

--Additional information is available at:

 

www.studio-tours.com/site2005/BruceJones.html