Tag Archives: North Carolina watercolor

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     I also have a… (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…)

Link reciprocity- Watercolor Society of North Carolina

In the latest issue of The Palette Dispatch I wrote a brief article concerning linking to the Watercolor Society of North Carolina website from your artist website. Why would you want to do this? Though the search engine algorithm’s are top secret, the consensus among SEO (Search Engine Optimization) experts are several things will increase the relevance of your website… (more…)

En Plein Air Paint-Off in Fuquay-Varina

Actually, it should be called: Pain-Air Paint-Off. I signed up for this event three weeks ago.  En plein air (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ plɛn‿ɛʁ]) is a French expression which means “in the open air,” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. I have never painted en plein air. My first attempt, during a painting session at Lassiter Mills… (more…)