Sunday, May 24, 2015

Michigan Watercolor Society


I was fortunate to have this painting selected for the Michigan Watercolor Society Exhibition.  The show opened May 17th and runs through July 18th.  It is being held at the Janice Charach Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, 6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, Michigan.  The show runs through July 18th.

This painting was done on Yupo paper using the Independent Layering Technique.  The first layer is a was of medium fluid acrylic paint.  The image is then painted over this using watercolor to paint in areas, and rubbing alcohol to lift paint for the white areas in the painting.  In this painting, the face is the original first layer of paint.  You can find other posts of paintings I have done in this technique, labeled independent layering.  Also, I have listed the link to Mary Jane Noe's blog where you can find the information on ordering the book she published on how to use this technique.  It is challenging but fun! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Summer Roses



It is a little early for roses but after this winter I think we are all ready for summer!  This is a watercolor painted on Arches cold pressed paper.  Although I love to experiment and push the boundaries with what watercolor can do I still enjoy the basic approach to using watercolor., just paint water and good quality paper!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Independent Layering Technique



I painted this picture on yupo paper using the Independent Layering Technique.  Mary Jane Noe, who created this technique has published a book on this topic.  If you are interested in learning how to do this you may purchase this book from Blurb, on her website.  Go to maryjanenoe.blogspot.com and look in the right hand margin of her web page. The title of the book is YesYouCan!!!  There you will find the information on how to order this book.  It is a challenging but fun way to paint!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ohio Watercolor Society




Last night I attended the Ohio Watercolor Society Banquet for this years show.  I submitted the above painting which was accepted into the show.  The show is being held at the Mansfield Arts Center, 700 Marion Avenue, Mansfield Oh. The exhibition will run through October 25.  This is the second year I have entered and had a painting accepted so with this I was able to apply for signature membership in the society.  I am happy to say I was honored with signature status last night!  This is a watercolor done in the tape batik method.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer Fun



Water has such an appeal for children!!  They don't care if their clothes get wet!  Watercolor is the perfect medium for painting water.  The natural flow of juicy color is what makes this painting so successful.  This is painted on Arches cold pressed paper.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sunny Day



I painted this farm scene from a small painting I had done on site last fall.  I love the warm sunny feeling in this picture.  The corn stalks cast a beautiful shadow on the field.  This is a watercolor painted on cold pressed arches paper.