Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Sea Grapes on Aqua Board

                                     Sea Grapes on Aqua board
Watercolor and gouache 11X14
September 20-22 was the annual Florida Watercolor Society Convention in Sarasota. I drove up with friends and enjoyed two days of watercolor demos and trade show. One of the demos was by Theresa Kirk who painted on Ampersand clay board. I have had two pieces of this product since last year's convention and thought I'd better see how she used it. First she put down random colorful marks in watercolor. Then she started making her painting over the marks. I know she used gouache in part of the process but I wasn't sure if she started her over painting with watercolor or gouache. No matter, I went ahead with gouache and as a result I covered most of the under painting. You can see a little of it under the lighter leaves. If I decide to keep this painting I will spray it with Krylon fixative and then coat it with an acrylic varnish. I think I will probably try to remove this painting and do something else just because I want to see how that works. You can find examples of Theresa's paintings at www.TeresaKirk.com The FWS convention was great; a wonderful group of artists, demos and products all in one place.


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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.