Tag Archives: batik

American Watercolor Society- Interview in AWS Summer newsletter

This year I achieved signature status in the American Watercolor Society (AWS).  This is accomplished by being selected for three of the yearly international juried exhibitions.  The American Watercolor Society is the oldest and most prestigious watercolor society in the world and members include the top watercolor artists in the world.  Getting into the exhibition once is fantastic- getting into… (more…)

Watercolor batik classes in Raleigh/Cary, NC

Do you want to learn the art of watercolor batik?   Watercolor batik is the process of using traditional watercolor paint and wax to create unique and beautiful batik-style paintings on Japanese rice paper.  This process is similar to the age old technique where melted wax is applied to fabric as a resist and then the fabric is dipped in… (more…)

Venice carnival mask- watercolor batik tutorial

Last night I finished a watercolor batik on rice paper of a masked person at Carnivale.  The image was shot years ago on a trip to Venice, Italy. Watercolor batik  is the process of painting on rice paper.  Melted paraffin wax creates a resist and protects the underlying layer from further paint.   When finished you iron the painting with newspaper… (more…)

Watercolor batik painting- wax resist on rice paper

True story: Today, I tell my wife that I am “Going to use thick juicy washes in a painting, and then going to play with hot wax (in another painting)”. And she tells me I am a pervert! 🙂 Not fair. The August ’11 issue of Watercolor Artist  featured an article by artist Kathie George about watercolor painting on rice… (more…)