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Florence, Duomo. Watercolor tutorial. 80 minute instructional video

Learn to paint the Florence Duomo in watercolor. Step-by-step instructional video. Paint a complex cityscape and architecture of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy. Paint using a limited number of colors. We will discuss color selection and how a few minutes of preparation before painting ensures color mixtures that work well together. Includes reference photograph (color and B&W versions)… (more…)

Kentucky Watercolor Society 2013 Exhibition

My painting was accepted into the 2013 Kentucky Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition. My goal for 2013 was to have 3 paintings  in national juried shows- the same number  in 2012.   And this year, I have had 3 painting accepted into 3 watercolor shows.  Goal met.. I knew the esteemed watercolor artist John Salminen was the juror.  I took a workshop… (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…)

Watercolor demonstration- Cusco church, Peru

I began this painting a month ago.  Finally I finished it last night. My inspiration for the piece was the artwork of Dan Burt.  I picked up a copy of his book on Amazon and have looked through it (you don’t read art books, do you?) many times, especially enjoying the 11 tutorials and the step-by-step photographs of the paintings… (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…)