This is my latest adventure I've been working on. This floral is painted on Yupo paper. Actually, it isn't paper, but a plastic surface that does not absorb any paint. The paint "floats" on top of the surface until it dries. This one's done in watercolor. The fun thing about Yupo is you never quite know how the paint will dry. It's a surface that causes you to keep coming back many times to re-wet and re-paint. In the end, it has a much different quality than painting on regular paper. Comments are always welcome!!!
I'm trying to get caught up on my posts. As usual, I'm behind. This is the 2nd of the 3 different colored pear paintings we did in class. Pears are so much fun to paint! I'm currently working on some large Yupo watercolor paintings - so stay tuned. I am working you know.
I've painted this room once before several years ago. It's the upstairs portion of a French restaurant where we dined several times in Provence. The public was downstairs, the room upstairs was bright, sunny and quiet. The first time I painted it in oils, this time it's a watercolor. It is currently on exhibit at Round Rock ArtSpace, 231 E. Main Avenue, Round Rock for the month of August. Thank you Cathy for purchasing my painting for your home. You're the BEST!!
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After a lifetime of doing everything but art, I have now put my love of painting as a first priority. I wanted to major in art in college, but was quickly talked out of it by my father who said I'd never make a living with an art degree. So, scared that I might starve, I majored in business but squeezed in as many art electives as possible. Upon graduation I immediately went to work and never stopped. Never painted either!!
I now devote several days per week to pure painting time and enjoy the company of many local painters. Current art memberships include: Austin Plein Air, Waterloo Watercolor Group and Austin Pastel Society.
Juried Exhibitions include:
AUSTIN PASTEL SOCIETY Minature Show (2009) Won First in Show, Juror: Susan Kemner Reed
WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY-HOUSTON 31st International Exhibition - Juror: Stephen Quiller (2008); WATERLOO WATERCOLOR GROUP FALL EXHIBITION - Juror: Christopher Shinck (2008);
WATERLOO WATERCOLOR GROUP ANNUAL EXHIBITION - Juror: Joe Fettingis (2007)
1ST PLACE WINNER - Waterloo Watercolor Society Fall Challenge (2007)