Tag Archives: Raleigh watercolor

2017 Georgia Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition

I returned from the Georgia Watercolor Society 2017 National Juried Exhibition on March 11th. The show was held in the beautiful Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in historic Carrollton, GA. It was a long drive from Raleigh (482 miles).  However, it is not every day you get signature status in an a watercolor association (for GWS you have be accepted in… (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…)

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…)

Raleigh First Friday- June 7th

  Going to downtown Raleigh for First Friday art events? Stop by VAE to see my watercolor paintings in the Exchange Gallery. http://visualartexchange.org/galleries/exchange-gallery/ More info on VAE and other participating galleries can be found here: http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/first-friday-raleigh VAE is open from 6-9pm. Visit my etsy site for original paintings and giclees https://www.etsy.com/shop/RFoxWatercolors Sincerely, Ryan

En Plein Air Paint-Off in Fuquay-Varina

Actually, it should be called: Pain-Air Paint-Off. I signed up for this event three weeks ago.  En plein air (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ plɛn‿ɛʁ]) is a French expression which means “in the open air,” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. I have never painted en plein air. My first attempt, during a painting session at Lassiter Mills… (more…)