Arches in ParkMarket in PragueTaormina PiazzaSteeples in Old SquareGrape vines with vaseBandshell in the parkIce Skating in NYCGrapes on VineWhite linens and platesStreet in Prague
Jahn Guarino
Every painting I choose to paint focuses on the question: what drew me to this subject?
As I move through this question, I then look at my world through a filter that says to me, what’s next and then go where the answers may lead me. It may be a place I visited during my travels, I will be called to a particular photo, or a painting I started en plein aire. It may be a photograph someone shows me of a person, a child, a couple that captured a moment, an expression, a posture. It is in that moment that I pause and realize I am overcome by an stirring ~ and I must paint it.

I sometimes will chose to create the edges of my painting into a vignette. This is to have the viewer hone in on what is important as I have filtered out that which is less important to capture the essence of the scene. You will find watercolor blossoms, which I feel is what makes painting in watercolours so unique, this helps fulfill my intention for painting ~ to create an unexpected depiction of the subject, a colorful interpretation, not a literal translation. Deep blues and purples as shadows, I like to take advantage of the intrigue that utilizing these colors create. I want the viewer to be drawn into the scene, to feel they have visited here without having done more than gazed at my creation.