A Watercolor Set in an Altoids Tin!

Master artist Joe Ongie passed around his portable mini-watercolor tools and sketch book, small enough to fit into an Altoids tin, and encouraged students to practice their art form at any moment. Over the past few months, teaching artist Nephrii Amenii has guided her students at the Facing History High School in creating portraits of people who inspire them. So, the students were thrilled to meet Joe, a realist portrait artist, and explore his work and life as an artist. The conversation ranged from how composition reflects the artist’s relationship to the subject to how to make a living as an artist.