WOMEN PAINTERS OF WASHINGTON
JURIED EXHIBITION TOURS
MILLENIUM IMAGES: IRELAND AND AMERICA
Washington, D.C. -- May 1999
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK – June 1999
Galway and Omagh, Ireland -- June 1999
Port Townsend, Washington, USA -- September 2000
One of my paintings was accepted for this Traveling Juried Exhibition:
Starry Night, watercolor – I produced this piece with paper pours on 300 lb. Lana, hot press paper. I applied hand-made papers to the wet surface and poured watercolor onto the surface to make unusual abstract designs and shapes from the holes in the paper. After letting the surface dry, I removed the wet papers and applied more watercolor to define the design. With this method, there was no planning or drawing. I just went with the creative flow.
In September of 2000, the Irish artists came to Port Townsend, Washington, for a Centrum Residency, where we all met and presented our methods and each made a sketch booklet. These booklets were then packaged together as their own exhibit and travelled around the world to various art venues.
MILLENNIUM IMAGES: KUWAIT AND AMERICA
Kuwait -- Admad Al-Adwani Arts Gallery, Dhahiat Abdullah AL-Salem, Nov 1999
America -- Washington Trade Center, Seattle, Washington, Apr-May 2000
Two of my paintings were accepted for this Traveling Juried Exhibition:
Calla Lilies in Springtime III, watercolor – This scene is from my yard in Bellevue, WA. I planted the lilies with the thought that someday I would be painting them. I first created several value studies and paintings and then decided to try something a little different. I used a hand-made French paper and applied a mold builder (Liquid Latex Rubber) to the paper. As I painted in watercolor, I saved some areas and painted over others, removing the mold as I went along, while saving white where I wanted it.
Lily Pond II, watercolor/gel – I have created several value studies and paintings of this scene. We lived on a lake in Bellevue, WA, and the water lilies were very beautiful and prevalent. I decided to try this painting on 300 lb. cold press arches paper. I began by applying a clear transparent gel medium in layers and then waiting for it to dry. Next I applied six to seven colors, in layers, drying each layer before applying the next. Using water, I then removed one or more layers of color in various areas, looking for the color(s) I wanted. I was also looking for the whites rather than following the traditional method of saving the whites.Both of these works are available in signed and numbered Limited Edition Prints, each in a Series of 250.
Both of these works are available in signed and numbered Limited Edition Prints, each in a Series of 250.