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A Quarantine Story - Painter Jim Street

WVACA member and watercolor painter Jim Street, forced to stay closer to home due to the COVID-19 virus, has been spending more time in the studio, painting the scenes that he loves, as he tries out some varying techniques and subject matter. A realistic painter, Jim paints the old, decaying and often neglected remains of daily life, and in the past has been drawn to old vehicles and architecture. While this theme is still evident in these sketches, he is working looser and quicker, with hopes of doing more plein aire painting once we are all free to do so.

A lover of old architecture, Jim and his wife have traveled extensively and Jim is always looking for new ideas in the photos that he shoots. Working from photos of their last trip to Europe, these sketches are driven by the hope that they can make a planned trip to Germany and the Netherlands this fall, where he hopes to paint en plein aire. Jim is represented by Pitzer's Fine Arts in Wimberley. You can see his work at the gallery, at Pitzersart.com and at jimstreet.com #wimberleyarts


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