Touch of Class Art Show to be held at Havelock Tourist Center

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 13:47 PM.

His subjects are wide ranging from sailboats, regattas, and fishing boats to portraits of children and military personnel.

"Different people have different appreciations for art. I like more realistic art and compositions whereas a lot of people like abstract because of the color," King said. "Watercolor is the most difficult. Acrylics and oils are kind of fun. They are not as dangerous as watercolor. Watercolor has so much beauty with transparency."

King said one of his weaknesses is landscapes.

"Portraits to me are the fun things, catching a person with a certain type of expression," he said.

King didn’t have time to train in art early in his life so his advice to young artists is to "start early and don’t stop."

Artists should work on their technique and skills every day, he said.

"The whole thing about art is that between your hand and your eyes making that connection so that what you see is what you put on the paper," King said. "You have to have patience with it."



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