Sunday, June 28, 2009

Riley Street Art Supply Vendor's Fair

On Saturday I gave a demonstration and had a book signing at the Riley Street Art Supply Vendor's Fair in Santa Rosa CA. What a fun event, the group that came to see me demonstrate was such a fun group. Thank you all for attending! And a big thank you to Riley Street, all of you worked so hard, making sure everyone was happy and keeping us all very cool, it was about
100 degrees outside, and air conditioned inside. I will return to Santa Rosa to the Riley Street Art Supply store to teach a 2-day workshop Aug 29-30th. And a huge thanks to my friend and watercolor partner Guy Magallanes, he came along and was a huge trooper through out the heat of the day. Guy demonstrated his work and spoke with prospective students for our Asilomar workshop. Thanks Guy, you made the day fun.

8 comments:

  1. I wished I could have been there! I'm a fan of your work and inspired by you!

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  2. Thank you Sheila, wish you could have been there, too.
    Joyce

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  3. Hey, Joyce!!! I feel like I am late to the party. I looked at your blog months ago and have just now gotten back to it. It is wonderful. The step by step demos are beautifully done.

    Based on everything I have learned from you, I spent today painting a crystal bowl full of Ranier cherries. Normally, this would have been no big deal but I am doing it on Ampersand Aquabord. It has been months since I painted on Aquabord but your crystal technique is working as great on it as it does on paper.

    As Sheila E said, I am inspired by you!!!!!!!!
    Doris

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  4. OOOHHH sounds like a challenge Doris, is the aqua board like the watercolor board?
    Good to hear from you, and thank you for such kind words.

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  5. Hi Joyce,
    Ampersand Aquabord, aka Claybord, is hard board panel covered with a textured clay surface for painting. It paints a lot like the way your stretched paper method does. Also like your method, it gets sealed but it never runs the risk of getting a hole punched in it. It can be hung without glass or a frame. About the only disadvantge I see is that it comes in standard sizes. I miss being able to crop my paper if I need to make a change. I've been told that a watercolor on this surface will sell before a watercolor on paper will sell, just because people are afraid of paper. I hope this is not more than you ever wanted to know about Aquabord.

    It is always fun to learn new things.
    Doris

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  6. Sounds great I think I am going to purchase the aquaboard, and try it.

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  7. Hi Joyce, it's me, the other Doris from Germany (and artcolony). I too have worked several times on Aquabord (Claybord) and the surface is very raugh. You just need to get the hang of it, it is so easy to disturb underlayers, but on the other side it is great to get white back. You also can wash out the whole board with a wet sponge, when you are not happy with the painting and start over. It has his good and bad sites as this has also each other surface.
    But I think you would do very well with your technique on this bord. I have done several paintings on it yet and will use it more. You must try it out, it is available in different sizes also in small, so maybe you will give it a try. Have missed you at the artcolony blog. Hope all is well with you. I am looking forward when you will do another Demo here!!! :)

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  8. Hello Doris J.
    Nice to hear from you, I think I might give it a try!! All is well here, perhaps the next demo on this page will be re-painting "Facets & Fractures"

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