Master of Light

Documentary by Joel Pickford

Master watercolorist Rollin Pickford (1912 – 2010) was captured in this year 2000 documentary release that aired in more than 40 PBS markets across the U.S. His paintings use innovative techniques to capture Central California landscapes that have long since been bulldozed to make way for sprawling, low-density subdivisions. The artist’s self-effacing manner and gentle wit enliven the film as it reveals the secrets of his Zen-like approach to watercolor.