Tag Archives: Watercolor Society of North Carolina

World of Art Showcase (WOAS 2013)- Raleigh, NC

Next weekend the World of Art Showcase will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center.  The VIP premier opening is October 31st from 5-10pm and the show opens to public November 1-3rd.  Admission is $15 if purchased online or $30 at the door. Or if you attend on Raleigh First Friday, admission is free November 1st from 7-10pm. With over… (more…)

Link reciprocity- Watercolor Society of North Carolina

In the latest issue of The Palette Dispatch I wrote a brief article concerning linking to the Watercolor Society of North Carolina website from your artist website. Why would you want to do this? Though the search engine algorithm’s are top secret, the consensus among SEO (Search Engine Optimization) experts are several things will increase the relevance of your website… (more…)

Watercolor demonstration- Raleigh, NC skyline

My latest step by step watercolor demonstration is a painting of the skyline of downtown Raleigh, NC.  I am trying to paint a few local scenes. I have learned the hard way (more than several times) to paint the largest areas first.  This way if I screw it up, I can simply start again. Step 1 For this watercolor I… (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 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…)