Tag Archives: rice paper

New Watercolor Batik lesson available now. Learn techniques of watercolor batik with artist Ryan Fox

New Watercolor Batik instructional video by Creative Catalyst Productions My new video from Creative Catalyst Productions has arrived: Learn the techniques of creating colorful batik paintings on rice paper. Check out the trailer for the 2 hour DVD: The video includes not one but TWO complete demonstrations with a thorough explanation of the process and materials: Order online now at… (more…)

Two day watercolor workshop with the Community Arts Association in New Jersey

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching two separate one-day workshops on watercolor batik and watercolor pouring in Allendale, New Jersey for the Community Arts Association. We fit a lot into three days- one demonstration, two separate one-day workshops on watercolor batik and watercolor pouring, and I had the honor of judging the members’ art show. (Working on the… (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…)