Tom Barnes is a watercolorist with a strong sense of color, color theory and saturation of pigments. To create his artwork, he layers several colors of transparent washes in different hues to give a depth and strength to the paintings. He uses techniques such as lifting, salting, and rag rolling to achieve the different effects.
“My styles vary depending on subject matter. I am very expressionistic with florals, very representative with stills, whimsical with the “long neck ladies” and almost story-book with the landscapes. I am influenced by all manner of artists from Impressionists to Modigliani to German Expressionists to Pre-Raphaelites. My most recent study has been of Kandinsky, Schiele, and Klimt.” – Tom Barnes
He will be showcasing his artwork in Booth #436 at La Quinta Arts Festival, March 1-4, 2018.
View more at his LQAF.com Artist Gallery.