In the articles written by Todd Mrozinski, it is very clear that the writing is coming from the perspective of an artist. The way that his descriptions include hints to the techniques used to generate the images is telling that he has experience in making his own.
“Haneman uses acrylics and begins by painting the entire composition in white over the background color. By doing this, when applying vibrant hues in transparent layers, the white intensifies the color by acting as a reflector under the transparent, stained-glass like paint.”
This is just one example of many where Mrozinski highlights the craft involved in the work, giving a more captivating description of the artworks to the reader. I found the moments in the writing where he makes inferences about the production of the work to be very interesting. When he is describing the work by M. Winston, titled “Saudi Arabia” he states,
“Looking at the way Winston used the watercolors, I notice very little water was used to create glazes or transitions. Rather, a brush with a small amount of paint was used to make scratchy semi-transparent passages which dance, skip and glide on the surface of the paper.”
His artistic voice in the writing allows the reader to gain a deeper understanding of the works, and an appreciation that extends past just the included images. Reading his insightful commentary reminds me of the tour guides in art museums, that would explain the subject and context of the work.