Friday, June 7, 2013

Prize Winning Iris

Iris #2 (c) Susan Bertke
My watercolor painting "Iris #2" won an Honorable Mention in the Fairborn Art Association's Members' Choice contest at the May meeting. Given the quality of the paintings that were submitted by the members, this was a real ego boost for me.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Exploring Acrylics, Class #3

Rose of Sharon #1 (c) Susan Bertke 2013
Tuesday was #3 in my Exploring Acrylics class at Fairborn Art Association. We explored the use of acrylics as transparent watercolor. Most of my students had only minimal previous exposure to watercolors. The idea of dropping color into a wet background and letting it flow was definitely a new technique for them. They also got a taste of negative painting in the leafy area.