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Watercolor pouring workshop at Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery

We had a great pouring workshops at Waverly Artists Group Studio and Gallery last week.  Thanks to Carla, Roxanne, Lisa, and Lani for attending. The workshop focused on pouring watercolors and using liquid mask to preserve the white of the paper or lighter values: You slowly build up the values by alternating pours and masking.  It’s messy.  It’s fun.  … (more…)

Watercolor batik classes in Raleigh/Cary, NC

Do you want to learn the art of watercolor batik?   Watercolor batik is the process of using traditional watercolor paint and wax to create unique and beautiful batik-style paintings on Japanese rice paper.  This process is similar to the age old technique where melted wax is applied to fabric as a resist and then the fabric is dipped in… (more…)

Watercolor demonstration- Raleigh, NC skyline

My latest step by step watercolor demonstration is a painting of the skyline of downtown Raleigh, NC.  I am trying to paint a few local scenes. I have learned the hard way (more than several times) to paint the largest areas first.  This way if I screw it up, I can simply start again. Step 1 For this watercolor I… (more…)

Kentucky Watercolor Society 2013 Exhibition

My painting was accepted into the 2013 Kentucky Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition. My goal for 2013 was to have 3 paintings  in national juried shows- the same number  in 2012.   And this year, I have had 3 painting accepted into 3 watercolor shows.  Goal met.. I knew the esteemed watercolor artist John Salminen was the juror.  I took a workshop… (more…)

Venice carnival mask- watercolor batik tutorial

Last night I finished a watercolor batik on rice paper of a masked person at Carnivale.  The image was shot years ago on a trip to Venice, Italy. Watercolor batik  is the process of painting on rice paper.  Melted paraffin wax creates a resist and protects the underlying layer from further paint.   When finished you iron the painting with newspaper… (more…)