Karen Frey, an incredible watercolor artist and teacher. I've always admired her work and been amazed by her control of water and paint in her paintings so I was thrilled to be able to learn from her. Check out her website. She's also a master in encaustics and works in a realistic style that I haven't seen any other encaustic artist achieve.
She's a little dynamo with a lot of knowledge to impart but her techniques will take me a lot of practice to master. She made it look so easy but I know that comes from years of experience. This was my painting that I worked on during the three days. It's a lot looser (in the background) than I'm used to doing and I am really happy with the runs and softness in it. I can't wait to try another painting using her techniques. As I was finishing this at home, her voice was in my head coaching me and I hope I will still hear that as I'm painting my next painting. Timing and the ratio of water to paint are very important to her technique. There is so much to remember and I hope I can retain that as I paint in the future.
Soft Yellow Clivias
Image Size 15" x 22"
6 hours ago