Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Annual ArtistsRegistry.com Members Show

I'm privileged to be juried into the 5th Annual ArtistsRegistry.com Members Show at The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia, Ave., Orlando, FL.  The Opening will be on Third Thursday, December 17, 6-9pm.  This event is free and offers refreshments. 

My work, Greens III, is a 26" x 26" watercolor painting on stretched paper which departs from my usual research-oriented work.  It is one of the Organic Flora Series I did recently using blind contour drawings from plants in my garden.  After transferring the outline onto paper, I used a masking fluid to mask out lines then painted a wash over the whole paper.  I kept adding lines with the masking fluid in repetitive lines and washes of different colors until I was satisfied.  When dry, the masking fluid was removed to "magically" reveal several lines of color.  To finish the piece, I lifted out the background to reveal a stain of the previous pigments which softened the whole effect.  This excercise was a wonderfully freeing process.

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