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Tucson Artist Jackson Boelts on Watercolor, Jared Loughner, and Tucson’s Future


Jackson Boelts describes his artistic process as “quick”: First, he lays a 3-by-5-foot piece of damp watercolor paper on a large glass surface.

He’s careful to choose the colors before applying the paint — the entire canvas is usually finished in less than an hour. And as the paper dries and bubbles, it forces the paint to gather and darken in certain areas and leave lighter impressions, or “holes” in the remaining parts of the paper.

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Published: Phoenix New Times, January 2011