Summer Breeze by Helen Brown
Watercolor on rice paper mounted on canvas
12″ x 12″
“I love the texture and look of watercolor on rice paper. In my paintings, I use a batik process where I apply a resist to the paper (molten wax) over previously applied colors that I really like. That preserves that color from any further glazing. The result is a luminous, transparent painting.” HB
Helen Brown is a former French language instructor turned artist. She teaches watercolor painting and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Helen has been the recipient of many awards for her watercolor landscape paintings, and many other subjects.
“Jubilee” by Mary Burgess
Watercolor 10″ x 10″, framed 20″ x 20″
Mary Burgess is a watercolor artist living and working in Oregon. After teaching High School Art classes she began her second career as a professional watercolor artist and painting instructor.
“My paintings are about joyful experiences. As a long time bird watcher, hiker and nature enthusiast, I love the challenge of capturing the essence of each little creature and enjoy painting each as a ‘portrait’. A bee and a butterfly are often the subject on my easel, and are captured through the spontaneity of the dynamic medium of watercolor.” —Mary Burgess
“Rose City Blossoms” by Mary Burgess
Watercolor on cradled panel
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
“Mary Burgess is especially interested in the effect of light and shadow in her work. Each painting is begun with a colorful wash which acts to provide unity in the paintings and masterful color shifts reflect the subtleties found in nature. The paint is glazed, one layer over another to achieve a rich and complex color palette.”
Mary Burgess and Helen Brown, both well-known Oregon artists, are sisters.
Mary Burgess is married to woodturner Tom Willing, another Fairweather artist.
Mary Burgess and Tom Willing have a flock of four chickens.
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