Summer has arrived and I’ve been spending a great deal of time in the gardens. I have continued to paint though and will share some results here.
I will once again hold an open studio here on Sunday, July 20th, from 1:00 -4:00 pm. There will be more than 200 paintings on view and for sale and guests will be free to roam the grounds and enjoy our beautiful view of lake and mountains. Refreshments will be served for your enjoyment. My new digital book and my other books and videos will be available for purchase.
Here’s a new painting on Yupo of a nearby marsh. This is a different subject for me, but it was fun working with the rather abstract shapes. I altered the colors from those in my photo and like this combination. I used: Cerulean, Prussian Green, New Gamboge, Coral, Burnt Umber and Winsor Purple. There are many negatively painted areas and quite a few lifted ones. This surface is great for creating water textures and I used wet in wet techniques and lifting in those areas. There is a risk of “never being quite finished with Yupo, because you can lift and rework the surface so easily.
NEWS: SUMMER 2014
I will host an Open Studio here from 1:00 to 4:00pm, to celebrate my new Signature Membership in the American Watercolor Society and the release of my latest digital book on CD; “The Magic of Painting on Smooth Surfaces In Watercolor”. Please join us with your guests to view recent paintings, enjoy refreshments and our beautiful view of Lake Champlain and the Vermont mountains.
Self Published Digital Book on CD: “The Magic of Painting on Smooth Surfaces in Watercolor” Ann’s approach to painting on smooth surfaces and using them are explored with more than 325 illustrations. Six full demonstrations of Ann’s techniques of painting include 1 city scene, 2 flower designs, 2 stream landscapes, and 1 figure. There are several mini demonstrations of how to paint leaves, rocks, water and trees with Ann’s techniques. Color is explored with many examples of how to make clean washes, lift lights and achieve vibrant results. A materials and methods section is included and there are descriptions about how to coat paper and other helpful hints. Ann’s simple approach to painting could help you improve your own paintings in watercolor! 120 pages and produced in PDF. Available on a CD or as a download, which can be read on a computer and various electronic devices. Link to this Book on CD: http://www.annpember.com/Book/themagic/themagic.htm
AWS ANNUAL EXHIBITION AWARDS DINNER
September – October
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition: Foothills art Center, CO
August – September
Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
View Arts Center; Old Forge, NY: Realism In Nature Award