Focused Still-Life: Watercolor Art by Gary R. Huff
Lamp, watercolor on Arches 100% cotton rag paper
Gary R. Huff is a watercolor artist currently located in Culpeper, Virginia. Gary’s paintings are detailed and figurative, usually focusing in on a single subject, creating focused still-life and portrait paintings of a variety of subjects.
Stone House in Manassas, Virginia, limited edition print
I quite enjoy the way Gary utilizes negative space in his works – even in landscape paintings where the subject includes a forested area or a grassy field, the artist tends to leave some white space toward the edges of his page. I find this really adds to the sense of focus in Gary’s works, and increases the appearance of lighting and depth.
Gary’s subject matter ranges from landscapes to architecture to animals, though the artist seems to have a particular affinity for the latter. Whether he’s painting a small bird or a lion, the artist uses the same smooth, patient brush marks to coax the most detail out of the medium. Standing against simple, clean backgrounds, these animals portraits take on a wonderful elegance.