Precision in a Watercolor World
Defying his medium’s penchant for diffusion and softness, Jerome drives his watercolors into hard, clear, clean lines and planes of color. He often uses a blow-dryer to dry the pigment before it can saturate the paper. This self-taught artist works with precision to render dramatic compositions, street scenes and portraits that capture the whole of humanity- all races living in harmony.
Mr. Vaden is an idealist. He is also an ex-Aerospace Engineer. The art world has its own prejudices, but Vaden has never let those limitations block him. As a child, he taught himself to draw, sometimes staying up well into the night recreating all he had seen during the day. His only experience in an art class taught him about contemporary biases in art, but abstraction was not his thing. He dropped the class and took to studying on his own. He still does. He spends part of every work day doing research in the arts – particularly old and modern masters, their lives and techniques.
Scenes in Watercolor