Wyatt Waters has announced the release his latest book, The Watercolor Road, Painting and Writing through the American South. The book showcases an impressive collection of 133 paintings, 21 essays, and an array of adages that depict both the South and Wyatt’s relentless trek to be a better painter as a mindset rather than a destination.
“I have wanted to do this for as long as I can remember, to paint the South, the place we call home” said Waters, “To do so I had to be there. To feel and experience it directly — not from a studio.”
This desire has led Wyatt and his wife, Kristi, on a two-year journey, pulling a 16-foot Casita travel trailer behind the “Pastormobile” throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, chronicling the South’s popular and obscure with his vivid and expressive watercolors.
Having long contemplated his feelings and observations on painting and living through his writings — The Watercolor Road features the many truths Waters has learned along the way and how he applies them to his art and to his life.
The Watercolor Road will appeal to aficionados of southern culture as well as those who enjoy the act of painting and desire a deeper understanding of the “whys" of painting more so than the “how-tos”.
Waters will be signing books at Main Street Books at 210 Main Street in Historic Downtown Hattiesburg on Tuesday, August 23 from 5pm to 7pm.