Watercolors' vibrancy seen in the McClelland Gallery

LINCOLN—Missi Paul, a national award winning artist from Lincoln, Neb., is currently displaying transparent watercolors at Union College's McClelland Art Gallery until Oct. 1.

"These are not your grandma's faded watercolors," Paul says of the vibrancy in her paintings.

Unlike ink, pencil or oil painting, once a watercolor has been added it cannot be removed from the painting, and the color seeps into the paper as it wills. "Watercolor is technique first," Paul says. "It has a lot of personality and is hard to control."

Paul has received numerous art awards, including the Lincoln Artists' Guild best of show for multiple years. She is excited to be displaying her work in the McClelland Art Gallery. "Union College is a very charming place," Paul says.

The McClelland Art Gallery is in the Ortner Center on the Union College campus, 3800 S. 48th Street. Enter the campus from Prescott Avenue. The art gallery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on this free event, contact the Ortner Center at 402.486.2545. For more information on Paul's work, visit www.missipaul.com.

"Pond Lily and Tourist"

"Magnolia Majestic"

"The Begums Garden"