A Portfolio of Delicate Watercolour Paintings by Gary R. Huff
Artists Palette, watercolour on cotton rag paper
Gary R. Huff Is an artist based in Culpeper, Virginia. In his practice, Gary creates delicate watercolour paintings often focused around a central figure.
Bear Meets Ruby-Throated, watercolour on cotton rag paper
Gary has a background in commercial and professional illustration, and has worked with a variety of clients and publishers in his career. This illustrative sensibility really shines through in his artistic portfolio. The artist’s paintings are sleek and detailed, with backgrounds that are often left as simple colour swatches to build up an atmosphere without taking focus away from the primary subject matter.
The front page of Gary's art website
In our previous feature of Gary's focused still-life watercolours, we looked at the artist's use of negative space -- the artist treats his substrate as a device for framing and emphasizing his painting rather than a space that needs to be filled in. There’s room to breathe, and the leftover white space allows the viewer space to contemplate the central image.