New Anderson Artist Guild member!

New Anderson Artist Guild member!

I am a new Anderson Artists Guild member. I moved to Anderson from Burlington, NC in the summer of 2017.  I have participated in Art on the Town and was also juried into shows at the Gateway Arts Center in Westminster, SC and the Artists of the Upstate show in...
Smell my papers.

Smell my papers.

My watercolor paper has a smell. It might be the sizing, but the unique smell and feel of the paper is like no other art material I can find. When I stretch the highest quality paper I can find, the smell of the paper assures me that I am selling my clients the some...
New!  Mounted Watercolors

New! Mounted Watercolors

Many of my watercolors are not precious little things that will be framed under glass. They leap out from the wall unadorned – nothing but the paper mounted to a board. They are permanently glued to a basswood panel, then finished with varnish, acrylic mediums,...
Why I love creating personalized art

Why I love creating personalized art

When I was a kid, I drew unicorns on the backs of all my school papers.  In high school, I carried a sketchbook and sat in the back of the classroom hoping for my next art class.  In college, I spent a semester in Europe traveling with a backpack full of watercolor...
Rough vs Cold Press Arches paper – bad batch of paper?

Rough vs Cold Press Arches paper – bad batch of paper?

      A side-by-side scan at 400 dpi of a wash in Windsor and Newton phthalo turquoise.    This is on rough finish and cold press paper, 140 lb Arches.  I’m concerned about the “pinpricks” on the cold press paper.  After laying down...
New Art Supplies!

New Art Supplies!

February was a month of intense searching and experimentation for me.  This morning I had the opportunity to visit the home and studio of Liz and Al Stiene, where I purchased a few papers and artists boards.  I intend to begin mounting some of my watercolors on...