Artist Hank Pulkowski

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HANK PULKOWSKI is an award-winning watercolor painter who lives and works in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  While he dabbled in art periodically over the past 40 years or more, he only began painting watercolors seriously in 2004, although he has been a serious photographer for over 30 years. Most of Hank’s paintings are derived from his photographs.  Mostly self-taught as a watercolorist, Hank’s paintings have been juried into and appeared in numerous shows and exhibitions both in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
Hank is a Signature Member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society.
Hank was featured in the October 2014 issue of PROFESSIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE, and the February-March 2016 issue of INTERNATIONAL ARTIST magazine.
Follow THIS LINK to see a Featured Artist article about Hank in PROFESSIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE:
LINK: http://www.professionalartistmag.com/photos/galleries/2014/oct/30/hank-pulkowski/
Follow THIS LINK to see a six-page article on Hank entitled UTILIZING A COMPOSITE DESIGN in the February-March issue of INTERNATIONAL ARTIST magazine:  LINK:  www.internationalartist.com
Hank Pulkowski
When I began to paint watercolors my aim, like most new painters, was to achieve a realistic portrayal of my subjects.  But I soon began to find these types of paintings boring to paint, and I have since pushed myself into new areas, and especially toward an effort to achieve a more "loose" style of painting.
Painting loosely is a very general term and encompasses a multitude of different aspects of painting.  It does not mean just painting fast, being inaccurate, not including detail or painting carelessly.  Instead, it describes a free approach to placing paint on the paper and a minimization of detail which leads to a sense of spontaneity in the finished work, and avoids unnecessary fussiness in paint handling.
I would characterize my current painting style as mostly representational, existing somewhere between the abstract and the realistic; not purely impressionistic but not at all photo-realistic.  More specifically, the up-close detail [...]

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