Tag Archives: Kathie George

148th Annual International Watercolor Exhibition- American Watercolor Society

Sometimes you need to take a chance.  One of my personal goals as an artist is to submit paintings to the top yearly watercolor shows.  It’s fun to see how your work stacks against the top names in the industry.  It’s  frustrating when you do not get accepted in the show and think-  “I just wasted $xx.xx entering this show.”… (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…)

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…)

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…)