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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… (more…)

Watercolor Pouring Workshop in Cary, NC- January 31st, 2016 with Ryan Fox

Watercolor Pouring Workshop with Ryan Fox At Waverly Artist Studio in Cary, NC To register contact Ryan at: ryan@rfoxphoto.com   With an emphasis on design and planning, you will learn the technique of pouring diluted watercolor directly on paper.   Pouring creates a wide range of colors and creates amazing blending effects. Through instructor demonstration, you will learn about masking, wetting… (more…)

Who Dat?

Hopefully your town still has a bookstore. If you do, check out the newest issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine, published by F&W Media. Every year, Watercolor Artist has a feature titled: “Ones to Watch”.  The article showcases 10 up and coming watercolor artists.  The artists are selected by top watercolor painters in the world: It was an honor to be… (more…)

My artwork featured in Splash 16: Exploring Textures

The Splash series of hardcover books has long been an inspiration.  Whenever I am uninspired (this does happen) I look through the books to get ideas. Published yearly by FW Media-  each book focuses on a specific theme.  The 16th edition of the series explores texture and artists’ use of texture in their paintings. Getting into the book requires submitting… (more…)

Iain Stewart Workshop- Washington, VA

architectural watercolor painting, Scotland landscape, watercolor Scotland, sheep painting, Ryan Fox painting

Yes, I have been bad and ignored my blogging responsibilities….. In late February I attended a workshop led by watercolor painter Iain Stewart.  Thanks to Carole Pivarnik for hosting and organizing the workshop in Washington…. ……Virginia. Never heard of it?  Neither had I.  But I was elated not to have to deal with DC traffic in February. Iain’s work focuses… (more…)