News And Note

SEASONAL NOTES WINTER 2018-2019

My fall was busy with preparing paintings for many national juried shows. I also did some garden clean up and managed to complete several new paintings. Some of those follow with brief explanations.   Secluded Stream is on Crescent watercolor board, which allows some lifting and assists textures to form. This was painted with warm and cool blues and yellow browns. They were allowed to mix on the surface and it was completed with glazing. Illumination, is on Waterford rough paper, which  let me easily soften edges and do a certain amount of lifting. The pattern of light was all

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SEASONAL NOTES FALL 2018

Summer has flown by and was spent doing lots of weeding and mulching when I wasn’t painting. I have completed several landscapes and a few florals. Below are the results and a few comments about each one. Ruth Ann’s Peony was painted on vellum Strathmore heavyweight Illustration board. This board usually allows lifting, but I suspect the warm weather has affected the surface, as I found it was not possible. In fact, each time I wet he surface with a wash an ugly texture appeared. I discovered it calmed down once dry, resulting in a mostly normal texture. This made

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SEASONAL NOTES SUMMER 2018

Summer is finally here and I’ve been trying to catch up with the weeds in the gardens, so have not painted as much as I’d like. Here are some of the paintings I have produced. These first two are paintings of stray cats I’ve encountered and photographed. The first was a small kitten in a nearby feral colony. Homeless is a half sheet painting on Strathmore plate illustration board. I initially planned a dark background and some grasses around the kitten. As I developed it I thought it would better express it’s sweet and vulnerable nature to keep the background

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SEASONAL NOTES SPRING 2018

I’ve been revisiting a few paintings from the past and painted on this one again.  To the right is the original version of Dahlia Duo. I enhanced the intensity of color and values on this full sheet painting. In places the changes were subtle, but I think the painting is better for it. Here are a few recent paintings. Filtered Light is painted on Strathmore Plate Illustration board. This let me make textures and lift easily. This is a high key painting, so has no very dark values. This warm and cool painting has a simple palette of earth colors

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SEASONAL NOTES WINTER 2017 – 2018

Warm greetings to you as we celebrate the Holidays and welcome the new year. Over the past year I produced many new paintings. I was fortunate to have some juried into 15 national exhibitions and I was honored with two awards from those exhibitions. I taught a one day workshop at View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY in August. Below are some of my new works. Fall Flow is painted on Strathmore plate illustration board. Wonderful textures can be achieved on it. The slick surface also allows easy lifting. The palette is Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Coral, French Ultramarine and

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SEASONAL NOTES Fall 2017

    Summer Symphony was painted on Plate Illustration board. It was fun to work with a limited palette and create a variety of textures. The back lighting gave me an interesting group of shapes to paint. Colors used are; Raw & Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Coral, Permanent Rose, Cobalt Blue and Berlin Blue, by Maimeri, Blu.   NEWS FALL My one-day workshop in August at View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY resulted in several demonstrations that follow. JURIED EXHIBITIONS PUBLICATIONS  

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SEASONAL NOTES SUMMER 2017

Winter took forever to leave us here and spring has been slow moving. On the bright side, all the rain we’ve had was great for newly planted shrubs. I also had ample time for painting. Here are some of the new pieces I’ve produced.   Haughty Hollyhock is painted on Waterford 140lb. cold pressed paper. It has a strong light pattern and I played up the subtle color changes within the washes. A combination of hard and soft edges help to model the shapes. NEWS SUMMER 2017 I will be participating in a Mini Workshop series Sponsored by the Central

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SEASONAL NOTES SPRING 2017

I have recently joined Facebook, including a business page, with a link to this website: https://www.facebook.com/annpemberaws/ You can see news, photos and posts there and ask questions and make comments. Please take a look. NEWS SPRING 2017 I will be participating in a Mini Workshop series at View, the arts center at Old Forge, NY, the last 2 weeks of August. Date to be announced  Sponsored by the Central New York Watercolor Society, I will be one of 8 signature members, each teaching a one day workshop. The Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors will be on display during the

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SEASONAL NOTES WINTER 2016-2017

NEWS I have cut way back on travel and teaching away workshops the last few years. My 3 geriatric cats are requiring increased care and it is much easier if I am home.   I am looking for a new space locally in which to teach workshops. If anyone has a suggestion I’d welcome that. It needs to be on ground level, with ample parking nearby and air conditioning for summer. It also needs good lighting and enough space for 20 students or so. The Peru Community Church has been perfect, except that it does not have air conditioning. Our

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SEASONAL NOTES Fall 2016

NEWS: FALL My paintings were featured at the Adirondack art Association gallery in Essex, NY in July. There were 20 paintings, which included 13 new works. Several sales resulted, including these: This landscape is on Strathmore 500 series 5 ply Plate Illustration Board The small floral painting was a sketch for a larger one; Shadow Dance, which appears above.   This small landscape is painted on Bockingford watercolor paper, which allows good lifting. The small floral of Echinacea was included in my digital book, Make Flower Paintings Glow in Watercolor. JURIED EXHIBITIONS PUBLICATIONS

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