The Artist's Road  World Map

Profile: Kris Parins

Artist Profile

Kris Parins


Salute to the Sun, Watercolor, 29 x 21", © Kris Parins
Salute to the Sun           29 x 21"           Watercolor


   Kris Parins brings to her watercolor paintings bold colors and a strong sense of design. She credits her early college study in textile design and her career as a graphic artist in influencing her watercolor paintings today. Parins is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. She was invited to participate in the first World Watercolor Exposition Thailand hosted by the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture in Bangkok and the first International Watercolor Exhibition Canada held in Vancouver. She has received many awards and has been published in multiple arts publications. Parins maintains studios in northern Wisconsin and Sarasota, Florida.

   We asked Parins the question we had previously asked ten top watercolor artists in our article, Why watercolor?.  

   What is it about watercolor that has made it your medium of choice?

   The inexact nature of watercolor is what keeps my attention and fascination with the medium. I can do all the planning in the world, and there will still be something unexpected in the swirling, flowing mixture of the pigments on the paper. It might be something wonderful, or it might be an effect that requires my immediate intervention, but it is never boring! My natural tendency is to be careful and controlling, so this element of unpredictability helps me to loosen up and be more reactive.

   The transparency and vibrancy of watercolor provide a distinctive look that I can’t resist. It speaks to me on a visceral level—I’m drawn to a watercolor from across the room. Magnetic attraction.

Making Tracks, watercolor, 21 x 29", © Kris Parins
Making Tracks                                                                          21 x 29"

Tufted Puffins II, watercolor, 14 x 21", © Kris Parins
Tufted Puffins II                                                                 14 x 21"

Read more about Kris Parin's paintings in our in-depth interview.
To read it and see more of her paintings, become a member of
The Artist's Road today by clicking here.

Already a Member?
Lucky You! You can go immediately to the Voices of Experience interview here.

 To see more of Kris Parin's work, go to:
http://www.krisparins.com

All artwork © Kris Parins

Save

Save




Copyright Hulsey Trusty Designs, L.L.C. (except where noted). All rights reserved.
Become an Artist's Road Member Today!

The Artist's Road LogoClick here to become a Member and enjoy access to all the in-depth painting and travel articles, videos and tutorials. Guaranteed!

Search the Site
Pay-Per-View Articles

New! If you're not a Member of The Artist's Road, some of our articles are available as Pay-Per-View.

Click here to find out more!

Perspectives

Not ready to become a Member yet? Subscribe to our free email postcards, "Perspectives". Enter your email address here.

The Artist's Road Store
A Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes

Nocturnes - A Primer on Night Painting

Filled with inspirational examples by the masters of nightime painting, this little book is sure to fire up your creative energies. Never tried painting at night? We show you how it's done with a step-by-step-oil demo and a tale of night painting in the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes is a 7 x 7" PDF download with 40 pages of text and images. It includes a gallery of paintings by masters of the nocturne, information to inspire and encourage you in your plein air nocturne painting, an illustrated step-by-step demo and tips for working in pastel and oil. Also available in a softcover edition. Check out the tools and other products that we use in our own art and travels in The Artist's Road Store. We only offer things for sale that we enthusiastically believe in.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

New Member Content

Water Lilies (Nenuphar), 1895, Isaac LevitanThe Allure of Painting Water Lilies

Illumination, 16 x 20, Oil, © Karen BlackwoodVoices of Experience:Karen Blackwood

Art oCommon American Swan, John James Audubonf the Bird

 

 

Alovera, Pablo RubenVoices of Experience:Pablo Rubén

 Custom Colors for AbiquiuCreating Custom Tube Colors

 

  Reflections at Grez sur Loing, 1884, Willard Leroy MetcalfOn Reflection

 

 Datura and Hummingbird, Brazil, Marianne NorthBotanical Art and the Amazing Marianne North

 

 Night Fishing, Full Moon, Oil, © John HulseyA Tonalism Demonstration


 ArArtists in Red Poppies in Tuscany Italy, John Hulsey Workshopt Among the Poppies:Part II


 On the Hills of Settignano, Telemaco SignoriniThe Italian Macchiaioli
Forerunners of Impressionism


Photograph of John Hulsey Painting with Long Oil Brush
Oil Painting Brushes

 Landscape with Sunrise by Claude MonetThe Perspectives Archive

and MUCH MORE!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

About Us

Photograph of John Hulsey and Ann Trusty in Glacier National Park
We are artists, authors and teachers with over 40 years of experience in painting the world's beautiful places. We created The Artist's Road in order to share our knowledge and experiences with you, and create a community of like-minded individuals.  You can learn more about us and see our original paintings by clicking on the links below.
About Ann
     About John
 Hulsey Trusty Studios

We are also regular contributors to the Plein Air blog at Artist Daily.

TAR logo