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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…)

Watercolor Society of North Carolina 68th Annual Exhibition- Blowing Rock, NC

My goal for 2013 was to get 3 paintings accepted into national watercolor society shows.  Juried shows. The first part of my goal was met with the news that my painting of Duke Chapel was accepted by juror Mary Ann Beckwith. Here is a slideshow from last years WSNC Show: http://ncwatercolor.com/slideshows/2012-AnnualExhib/2012-AnnualExhib.html The watercolor exhibition will run September 8th- November 2nd… (more…)

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Show- 66th Aqueous International Exhibition

A few months ago I entered the Pittsburgh Watercolor’s Annual Watercolor Exhibition- the 66th Aqueous Exhibition.  To my delight, my watercolor painting was accepted in the show. I was happy enough with being in the show.  Unfortunately, I could not attend the reception due to my brother’s wedding in Colorado.  Judging by the catalog, there were a lot of amazing… (more…)

Watercolor exhibitions- 2012

I have been painting watercolors for less than a year. Yes, I have a painting degree from University of Michigan, so I do have experience in watercolor (2 classes- one taught very badly).  But I also have experience in oils, acrylic, printmaking, sculpture, etc.  And illustration.  And photography.  Basically, I had no idea what I wanted to do after college.… (more…)

Tips and advice on mixing watercolor

Watercolor painting has always fascinated me. The luminosity cannot be replicated with oil or acrylic. However, watercolor does have a bad rap because people associate it with old ladies painting flowers. No offense, there is nothing wrong with flower paintings, but I quickly discovered that there are a lot of amazing artists creating wonderful and vibrant watercolors of cityscapes, abstracts,… (more…)