Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The biggest problem I have when painting outdoors is my gouache paints dry too fast on the palette. To compensate for that I add a drop of glycerin or American journey watercolor medium to each color. What it does is keep the paint damp longer. It doesn’t affect the drying much on paper. It also increases the flow & gloss.
Watercolor medium, like ox gall and glycerin can also be used to enhance your ability to mix and blend paints by increasing flow and prolonging paint drying time. Artists used to use glycerin to extend drying time (which was very useful when painting in hot, windy conditions) but it's a little hard to find these days. Both items are also useful when painting outdoors in freezing weather. Add glycerin or watercolor medium to your water as well as your paints to keep them from freezing.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Come out to the 1st Annual Artisans In The Park at the Conrad Weiser Homestead.
There will be over 25 unique artisans showcasing redware pottery, soy candles, miniature log cabins, opaque watercolors, wood carvings and much more! Enjoy mouthwatering food from Damn Yankee Catering and sample delicious wine from Freas Farm Winery! It's an event you don't want to miss!
April 30, 2016 from 9am - 4pm
28 Weiser Lane, Womelsdorf, PA 19567
Note: I'll be set up there with original paintings, prints & note cards. Come out and say hell-o. Looking forward to seeing you there.