Tag Archives: painting Raleigh

New watercolor class at Sanderson HS. Begins 9/21

I will be teaching a 6 week course beginning September 21st at Sanderson HS. I hope you can join us as I focus on letting watercolor do what it does best- move in water. I have taught a lot of workshops/classes lately on different techniques such as pouring or atomizing. However, this will be a chance to loosen up and… (more…)

2016 Holiday Gift Ideas

Last month I finished a series or original watercolor paintings of the Raleigh skyline.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for the art love or fan of Raleigh, stop by Studio 104 at Artspace (201 E. Davie St.) in downtown Raleigh and pick up one of these original watercolors for only $45.00     I also have a… (more…)

Watercolor pouring workshop at Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery

We had a great pouring workshops at Waverly Artists Group Studio and Gallery last week.  Thanks to Carla, Roxanne, Lisa, and Lani for attending. The workshop focused on pouring watercolors and using liquid mask to preserve the white of the paper or lighter values: You slowly build up the values by alternating pours and masking.  It’s messy.  It’s fun.  … (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…)

Commissioned work

My first two commissioned pieces were paintings I did for my German friends married in Switzerland at the Hospiz Grimsel (paintings below). These full sheet watercolors (22×30″) were based on photographs I shot in Switzerland. While I wasn’t paid for these images (they were their wedding gifts), the idea was the same as a commission- I knew what they wanted,… (more…)