Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Artist, Shin Jong Sik, Presents a Painting at Creativeworld

This year, Martin F. Weber Company, America's Master Color Maker, continued its tradition of meeting with its major customers from around the globe at the Creativeworld Trade Fair in Frankfurt, Germany (left). With almost 3,000 exhibitors and more than 80,000 visitors from all over the world, Creativeworld is the world's biggest trade fair for creative hobbyists' and artists’ needs.  Weber Distributors from all continents came to our stand to see all of our new Weber products.  As always, many of our distributors brought their sales and marketing teams.

Some of them invited important artists from their country.  From South Korea, we met nationally recognized, master water colorist, Shin Jong Sik.  In addition to being an artist, and art professor, Shin Jong Sik has authored two watercolor books.  His book, Technique Expressive & Application, instructs readers in essential watercolor fundamentals and special techniques, as well as more advanced concepts.  In this book, readers can follow and learn techniques including how to employ items such as plastic wrap, salt, spray bottles, toothbrushes and masking tape to render varied surfaces.  Each project begins with a materials needed list and a pencil drawing. The step-by-step lessons are beautifully illustrated and conclude with one of Shin's finished paintings.  His book, The Display of Light, is an inspiring collection of his still life paintings, landscapes, seascapes and floral paintings.  
  Frankfurt 2013, by Shin Jong Sik

Shin Jong Sik painted a beautiful painting, Frankfurt 2013 (right), and presented it to Dennis R. Kapp, Martin F. Weber's CEO, to add to the Weber Collection.  Shin Jong Sik's application of color make his paintings especially stunning to view.  From soft, delicate details to bold, sweeping brushstrokes, Shin skillfully wields his brush, resulting in paintings that are vivid and dynamic.  They convey a mood that elicits a response from us.  Shin paints exclusively with Mission Gold Watercolors, a new premium line of watercolors distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Martin F. Weber Company. 

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