Student work from Watercolor Pouring Workshop

Earlier this month I had a Watercolor Pouring class at Jerry’s Artarama in Raleigh, NC.

It was a super talented group- take a look at their finished paintings:

Poured watercolor painting of flower by artist Leslie Spann

 

Cusco Church- poured watercolor painting by Nicole Sangid

 

Jellyfish- Poured watercolor painting by Judith Buzzell

 

Machu Picchu- poured watercolor painting by Judith Buzzell

 

Rest assured, I will be taking lessons from these ladies in a few years.  🙂

I will be teaching more watercolor techniques at Jerry’s in the future.  Take a look at the link above for further details and to register.

 

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2017 American Watercolor Society

First Friday in Raleigh went out with a whimper because of the impending doom (2 inches of snow) brought on by winter storm Helena.  Artspace closed early and attendance was sparse.

Since I was in my studio waiting for patrons I did get a chance to check my tablet.  Of course, I glanced at facebook only to see a post by the amazing painter William (Bill) Hook.  Bill had a post about getting into the American Watercolor Society 2017 show.

I gulped.  Crap (excuse my french), if he knows he is in the show- and I do not, then it usually means I was not accepted (most shows send congratulatory emails to accepted artists prior to posting results on the website).

I switched over to my email account, hoping for the best….

.. and wouldn’t you know it.  There WAS an email from the American Watercolor Society (AWS).

A congratulatory email  🙂

It looks like my poured watercolor painting of a Buddhist monk will be visiting New York City for the 150th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society- the most prestigious watercolor show in the entire world.

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Poured watercolor painting of monk in saffron robes standing in doorway of house on grounds of Wat- Luang Prabang, Laos

 

I am honored to be chosen for the show- not because of the sheer number of entries, but knowing my work was ranked as one of the best paintings from the contemporary masters of watercolor.  I have yet to see the list of accepted artists, but the facebook posts I have seen include most of the artists whose DVDs and books I own (Paul Jackson, Laurie Goldstein Warren, William Hook, Chris Krupinski, etc).  People who can really paint.

I would never say I am a master of watercolor (and anyone who buys one of my paintings can attest that there is probably another ruined painting on the back of the good painting), but days like this make all the hard work drawing, framing, painting, and learning worth the journey.

See you in New York City!

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First Friday Artwalk in Raleigh- January 6th, 2017

I hope everyone had a great time (survived) the holidays and New Year’s Eve.

Friday, January 6th is Raleigh First Friday Gallery Walk.  Artspace will be open from 6-10pm.  Food, refreshments (including the kind that make you feel tingly) will be available upstairs, and as always- there will be lots of great art by 30+ artists on two levels.

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Small watercolor painting of Raleigh skyline. Only $45 in studio. Series of 40

 

Come visit me in Studio 104.  I just finished a series of small relief block cuttings which, in hindsight, I should have never started since, unbeknownst to me, the idiots at Blue Cross/Blue Shield dropped my health care coverage in Novembers (but did not send me a letter until late December tell me about it) because they said I stopped paying.  Not true, my payments were supposed to be automatically deducted from my checking account every month.

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Cape Hatteras relief print.

 

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Ocracoke Island Lighthouse relief print- 8×10″

 

I guess they were confused during open enrollment when I told them I was switching my plan at the END of 2016.  Since they are an organization you cannot argue with, I had no health care until January 1st.

Well’s its 2017 now, and nothing can be worse than last year or Mariah Carey’s performance during New Year’s.  So here is to a happy 2017 and a great First Friday in January.  Hope to see you.

 

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2016 Holiday Gift Ideas

Last month I finished a series or original watercolor paintings of the Raleigh skyline.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for the art love or fan of Raleigh, stop by Studio 104 at Artspace (201 E. Davie St.) in downtown Raleigh and pick up one of these original watercolors for only $45.00

Representational abstract watercolor painting on YUPO synthetic surface of skyline of downtown Raleigh, NC at dawn- USA

Representational abstract watercolor painting on YUPO synthetic surface of skyline of downtown Raleigh, NC at dawn- USA

 

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I also have a large selection of mounted prints starting at $39 and up.  Finish all your holiday shopping in one stop!

Watercolor painting of the North Carolina Statue University (NCSU) Bell-Tower in Raleigh, NC being stomped by Godzilla.

Watercolor painting of the North Carolina Statue University (NCSU) Bell-Tower in Raleigh, NC being stomped by Godzilla.

 

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Watercolor painting of the bottom of the Eiffel Tower at sunset- Paris, France

 

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Watercolor batik painting on rice paper of sun’s rays shining through forest

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Black Friday Print Sale- 20% off in my Etsy Shop

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Watercolor painting of gondola boats on Piazza San Marco at sunset in the medieval city of Venice- Italy

 

Save 20% on fine art prints of watercolor paintings in my etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RFoxWatercolors

Watercolor painting of sycamore trees growing over ruins of Buddhist/Hindu monastic temple of Ta Prohm at Angkor Wat archaeological park- near Siem Reap, Cambodia

Watercolor painting of sycamore trees growing over ruins of Buddhist/Hindu monastic temple of Ta Prohm at Angkor Wat archaeological park- near Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY for fantastic savings on Friday.  The coupon expires Saturday.

Remember, if you are local to Raleigh I will refund your shipping charges if you pick-up the prints at my studio at Artspace (Studio 104)

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Watercolor painting of the North Carolina Statue University (NCSU) Bell-Tower in Raleigh, NC being stomped by Godzilla.

Watercolor painting of the North Carolina Statue University (NCSU) Bell-Tower in Raleigh, NC being stomped by Godzilla.

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