Tag Archives: Raleigh

Poured watercolor- basic explanation

I have been posting a images online of the “poured watercolor” process. Most people have never heard of pouring watercolor and I have been flooded with questions. Here is a basic rundown:   1. Mask your whitest whites with masking fluid (liquid latex). 2. Wait for mask to dry. 3. Spray surface with water. 4. Pour/drip/squirt colors on top of… (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…)

Solo exhibition at Wake Med Hospital- Raleigh, NC

For six weeks my watercolor paintings will be displayed at WakeMed Artists’ Gallery Exhibition.  Located at the New Bern campus, my work will be displayed until the 18th of April.   During the past year I have experimented with different styles and papers including watercolor batik (using wax as a resist) on rice paper, and cold and hot pressed watercolor… (more…)

How [NOT] to write an artist statement

According to my beautiful wife, I shouldn’t craft an artist statement that reads: “I paint whatever-the-hell I feel like.” I do not understand why :). Writing is not one of my favorite past-times.  Which is why I often neglect this blog. I finished the artistic statement for my solo exhibition at Wake Med Hospital (New Bern campus).  It drove me… (more…)

Recent watercolor paintings

In October I had the pleasure of attending a workshop led by John Salminen, a well-known and nationally recognized watercolor painter.  During the workshop, I completed this painting:   The Antigua painting was my first experience with painting on full sheets of watercolor paper (32×40 inch).  After a 13 year hiatus from painting, I made the mistake of painting on… (more…)