Just in time for graduation (and the recent NCAA March Madness tournament- I have been working on a bunch of UNC Old Well and Duke Chapel watercolor paintings.
I have recently wrapped up a few of my Beginning Watercolor and Watercolor. Again! classes in Wake Forest and Cary. I am still teaching in Durham and Raleigh.
I take my summer’s off so I can work on some big personal pieces. Teaching 4 days a week (6 classes) is great, but my studio has been neglected and has been gathering dust. Time to get back there and create some work!
Iwill be adding more classes in the Fall- waiting to hear back about schedules. Check out my Classes/Workshops page on my website for upcoming details.
Lots of new artwork available. These 11×15″ paintings on 140lb professional watercolor paper demonstrate a broad range of techniques, styles, and subjects. I am always pushing myself to create something new for my own personal artistic growth, and for students in my classes. Do they always turn out. No. Absolutely not- but there is nothing wrong with a “failed painting”. Every mistake is a chance to grow as an artist.
Fine art watercolor paintings of Mayan ruins at Tulum and Chichen Itza. Watercolor paintings on YUPO synthetic (fancy name for plastic). Mayan inspired stamps created and added to texture of ruins and skies. All paintings sealed with UV Archival Finish. Unframed.
Painting watercolor on YUPO is a challenge. The “paper” can take hours to dry (depending on humidity levels) and you have ONE chance to layer on top of previous layers. If you go over a previously painted layer twice, all the color comes off and mixes with the layer you are creating.
However, since this is plastic, and all the color can be removed (even most staining colors) I created a series of Mayan inspired stamps and selectively removed shapes in the sky and temples. Once the details were created, the paintings were sealed with a UV Archival finish.
This is the first time I have ever used watercolor ground. Once the paintings were sealed I used a substance called watercolor ground on top of the paintings. This allowed me to go back into the painting and layer and darken areas without the fear of removing the previous layers. For example, I usually darken all the corners of my paintings to help draw the eye to the focal point.
All three paintings are available for purchase. Fine art prints are also available on my Shop.
Interested in seeing one of these paintings in person? My studio is open by appointment only- please contact before they have found new homes!
Don’t miss the recent Redfin article I was featured in: “New Year, New Style: 15 Artistic Home Decor Tips to Bring Joy to Your Home”
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To help you get started, I, along with other artists shared our best advice on the right decor that will bring joy to your home this year. Check out what we had to say so you can start decorating your home today!