Monday, September 2, 2013

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition

I wish I could travel to Golden Colorado to the opening reception of this years RMNW 40th exhibition.   I am so honored to have my work accepted in this prestigious exhibit for the second time.   Wow!   Gouache is the medium I now use on all my watercolor paintings and I am so glad that most watercolor shows have opened their doors to all water-based mediums.

  I love a good transparent watercolor like everyone else, but the additional water mediums allowed today for the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and the Rocky Mountain National make for some exciting work.   If you are a watercolor painter and have never tried gouache, give it a try.   Ah yes, we get to paint lights over darks, wipe and remove areas we don't like and use white for heaven's sake.  Great fun and a wonderful medium!  Painting on left, "Ascent" 2011 Western Fed Exhibit, and painting on right a new one,  "Fractured.  Both gouache.

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