Category Archives: Travel

Watercolor batik painting on rice demo- step by step guide

Painting watercolor batiks on rice paper is amazingly fun.  I melt paraffin wax in a cheap cooking skillet (available in the kitchen department of most stores), apply it with cheap natural hair brushes, and throw a lot of paint on. As you can see from the photograph above, wax was applied to the whitest areas.  This is evident in the… (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…)

LOUISIANA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 44th Annual International Exhibition

LOUISIANA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 44th Annual International Exhibition Juror: Anne Abgott AWS, NWS My painting was accepted in the LWS watercolor show a few months ago. My wife and I found a babysitter for the two kids (thank you Abu Titi- my wife’s mother) and for the first time in 7 years we spent a weekend without children.  My how time… (more…)

Watercolor batik of Stonehenge ruins in UK- tutorial

My recent painting of Stonehenge was based on photographs I shot years ago while visiting the monument.  The original pictures were shot in the evening, but I was inspired to paint the ruins in a moonlit scene. I began by doing a sketch on top of the rice paper.  Since I paint with high contrast values, I make sure to… (more…)

2014 Georgia Watercolor Society XXXV National Exhibition

My 1/2 sheet painting “Kathmandu Street” was accepted in the 2014 Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition. This painting is an example of “poured watercolor”.   I masked the whitest whites of the piece and  poured watered-down solutions of reds,yellows, and blues on top of the surface.  Tilting the paper allows the colors to blend and flow in certain areas.  A spray… (more…)