Author: David Morrison

At home in her ‘Habitat’

Painting with oil just was not capturing what Joelle Thompson was trying to express in her art. She makes a point to use a non-toxic, eco-friendly palette of pigments in her work, and her oils would start to get clumpy and pasty pretty quickly. They weren’t doing an optimal job capturing the essence of the native Missouri wildflowers that were her subjects. So she rediscovered an old friend: watercolor, even though Columbia College no longer offers classes in the medium due to a lack of student demand. “I’ve used it ever since I was a kid,” Thompson said. “(My...

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