American artist Georgia O'Keeffe captured emotion and motion in the ombre swaths of indigo in "Blue Nude" and the rainbow-colored depictions of her Southwestern environs in "Pink and Green Mountains No. 1." The organic lines and shapes in O'Keeffe's art make it look effortless, but any artist who has worked in watercolors knows it's a difficult and temperamental medium that requires a great deal of work to master.
Since its inception in 1979, the mission of the Idaho Watercolor Society has been to "promote and support aqua media in the arts." The IWS offers workshops for inexperienced artists, scholarships for emerging artists and opportunities for watercolor artists of all skill levels and all across the Gem State to show their work.
One big way it does the latter is through its annual Rotunda Show at the Capitol. The Capitol rotunda is a big, beautiful space full of light and is a natural location in which to show work from more than 90 Idaho watercolor artists.
The works will be on display starting Monday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, March 9, and the show is a chance not only for the artists to get their work seen by the public--as well as political movers and shakers--but for the public to see and get an appreciation for some Idaho watercolor artists.