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May 8, 2018 – Ryan Fox. For three days in May, we will host Ryan Fox, a watercolor painter based in Raleigh, NC. His award-winning works have been published in Watercolor Artist Magazine and Splash, among others. Ryan started as a freelance travel photographer, and this can be seen in his exotic subject matter and approach. However, Ryan’s use of color and diverse paint effects results in paintings that are anything but a direct copy of his photographic reference. He has mastered a number of unusual techniques, including watercolor batik and pouring, both of which require preserving values and slowly building up layers to achieve darks. Some paintings require as many as twenty layers. Another technique uses a mouth atomizer to spray watercolor paint or ink evenly over the surface, creating an atmospheric effect that is difficult to achieve with a brush. It can be used to add texture or to create entire paintings in an impressionistic pointillist style. Watercolor batik is the process of using traditional watercolor paint and wax to create unique and beautiful batik-style paintings on Japanese rice paper. At our May 8th meeting, Ryan will relate his experiences, explain and demonstrate some of these techniques for us. To see examples, visit www.rfoxphoto.com.
May 9, 10, 2018: Ryan Fox will conduct a 2 workshops allowing members to explore the techniques described above and many others. Members may choose one or both days depending on the subject that interests most. One day will be Watercolor Batik and the other Impressionistic Watercolor.

Monthly Artist: Sharon Klass


Sharon is an artist and a very accomplished photographer, using apps to create images that are astonishingly beautiful.

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