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Painting featured in Spring ’23 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine

(Amsterdam Batik featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine- on newsstands now)

I’m honored to have won Second Place in this year’s Watermedia Competition. Chosen from 1000s of entries, my watercolor batik on Japanese rice paper of Amsterdam is currently featured in a 5 page article of Watercolor Artist Magazine.

In the article I talk about how watercolor has a mind of it’s own (it does). I begin a painting with an idea, an idea that quickly morphs into something else due to the mixing of color and gravity. As an artist, I embrace these unexpected surprises.

Watercolor Artist magazine can be found on newsstands or ordered online.

Interested in learning how to create batik watercolors? Join me for a batik workshop. I have several scheduled in the Raleigh, NC area and am willing to travel if any art groups are interested. Please contact for further info.

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Watercolor Pouring Workshop in Raleigh, NC. Watercolor workshop

Watercolor Workshop at Anchorlight Studios near downtown Raleigh. Learn how to create amazing watercolors by pouring color. This is a wonderful technique that will teach you a lot about how colors mix in watercolor.

Taught by artist Ryan Fox.  Ryan Fox is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society as well as 6 state and regional societies-  Northeast, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and North Carolina (NEWS, GWS, IWS, PWS, MOWS, WSNC). Ryan has won awards in The American Watercolor Society (AWS), Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Missouri Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS), and Watercolor Society of North Carolina juried shows. His work has been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine, Art of Watercolour, and Splash 15, 16, 19 & 20 hardcover books published by F+W Media. His instructional DVDs are marketed by Creative Catalyst Productions.

All pouring supplies provided (paper, bottles, masking fluid, brushes). Bring your normal watercolor supplies

More details: https://rfoxphoto.com/watercolor-pouring-workshop-breathtaking-artwork-by-pouring-watercolor/

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New Watercolor Workshops in February- Watercolor Pouring and Watercolor Batik.

New watercolor classes! I have only offered these once in the Raleigh area since COVID.

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(Watercolor batik class at Anchoriight Studios in Raleigh NC)

Join me to learn two exciting watercolor techniques- pouring watercolor and watercolor batik. 2 day art technique workshops at Anchorlight Studios near downtown Raleigh, NC.

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Watercolor Pouring

With an emphasis on design and planning, you will learn the technique of pouring diluted watercolor directly on paper.   Pouring creates a wide range of colors and creates amazing blending effects.  Through instructor demonstration, you will learn about masking, wetting techniques, using gravity to mix your limited palette, and preserving the transparency of your layers.  Additional texture will be created using the mouth atomizer.  You’ll choose your own subject matter: still life, landscape, architectural, floral, or portrait.  All levels welcome, including first-time watercolorists.

Watercolor Batik

Learn a new painting technique using the batik method with watercolor.  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 dye.

Students will begin the process with a drawing and then learn to create highlights and shadows, as well as how to mask areas of the project with wax.

This class is suitable for both beginner and experienced painters with little or no watercolor experience.  Artists will create a 12×16” batik painting in the class.

Irons, electric skillets, newspapers, wax, and brushes for applying wax will be provided.  Artists will need to bring watercolor paints, brushes, and suitable clothing (wax does drip and sometimes ends up on clothing).   

Artists can use reference photographs provided for their drawings or are welcome to bring a high contrast photograph or line drawing to transfer to rice paper. 

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All batik and pouring supplies included in price- you do not have to worry about ordering the supplies! Simply bring your normal watercolor supplies.

To register contact Ryan ryan@rfoxphoto.com

(919) 645-8345