This category features original creations using wet media, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paints, applied on a flat surface, such as a canvas or board.
Lew Wilson Art
We would be honored to participate in next years 2019 Spring Daze event.Our prints and ornaments of local area landmarks and towns would be a great addition to offer. Thank you for your consideration.
Christina Becher Art
High Point, NC
Watercolor paintings are painted on 140lb Strathmore paper with Winsor & Newton paints. I start with a high-light on a painting & pull my paint away. Once dry, I expand out and again pull paint away to layer and blend in a wet on wet process. My alcohol ink paintings are on yupo paper or ceramic tiles. Rubbing alcohol & brushes move the inks like my watercolors & can remove the paint to expose the surface below. The paint and water/alcohol interaction determines how the painting evolves.
Representational oil paintings on canvas or board display enhanced colors and a fresh perspective of mostly nature-based subjects. Creatively cropped compositions produce original art that is also affordable. My painting technique is more aligned with direct painting than anything else, utilizing a growing variety of tools to reproduce interesting effects.
In my art, i like to capture the beauty in nature. My paintings usually start with an image on paper or on location “En plein air”. Using oil and acrylic paints are my material of choice. With each painting I use an impressionistic technique to bring each piece to life. To me, art is an expression of my personal feelings, the subject or colors that inspire me and my materials and technique. Sharing my love of art using colors or whatever subject matter that inspires me to paint.
Primarily watercolor on cotton rag paper but will also include oil and acrylic paintings on canvass, using varied subject matter and techniques.
The artist is an acrylic pour experimentalist from central NC. Common themes are surprising color, fluid dynamics and high contrast elements. Edwards explores blending mediums such as Floetrol, polycrylics, silicone and even wood conditioner or glue, to attain the desired consistency and viscosity. Edwards techniques involve balancing the effect of control and flow, combining approaches for innovative results, layering paint, and blowing paint to form intricate, smooth lacing effects.
Morehead City, NC
My acrylic paintings are typically large, fun and filled with color. My acrylic work is a process of layering and blocking out paint and mark making mediums such as ink, marker, and oil pastels to create large, captivating images bursting with bold color and movement. I also enjoy working with oil to capture the mood feeling of living by the sea. My work with oils is still filled with color, yet it’s often softer and leans towards more realistic seascapes or coastal themes.
Wake Forest, NC
I am painting of inspiration of the nature, animals, movement, colors with lots of contrast. My medium is Acrylic.
I create miniature abstract landscape on wood panels ranging from 3x3-5x5. Each painting is hand painted with a brush and palette knife combo, using acrylic and oil paint. Each painting has elements of gold leaf as well.
Stacy Lewis Studio
I first cover my canvases in paper, then apply loose watercolor washes for an underpainting. Acrylic paints, soluble pencils, inks and other watermedia are used in later layers to build up deep glazed colors. Textured mediums, foil or paper are sometimes used to enhance focal objects.
I clean reclaimed fence wood and restore the patina with ironed vinegar and tea. I cut the wood into canvases and put a pastel ground on it. I do alcohol/pastel underpaintings, and then apply layers of pastel. I have also started working on gatorboard, doing underpaintings with tinted pastel ground.
Amy creates whimsical watercolor illustrations using watercolor paint, pencil, some gouache and ink. Her work often depicts her two favorite subjects, flora and fauna and is inspired by the abundant beauty of her home state of North Carolina.
Chapel Hill, NC
Original oil on canvas paintings. Sometimes brushes, sometimes palette knives, sometimes fingers. I just paint what i'm feeling. Spirit. Imagination. Hope.
The goal of my work is to provide joyful, meaningful art to my customers. I work primarily with acrylics on canvas but also incorporate words and phrases cut from books, magazines and hymnals in each piece. These deeper, hidden messages provide an added layer of meaning to the work. I use a loose brush technique and rely heavily on instinct and whimsy as opposed to realism. Color is central to the work as well and I use layers of thick color resulting in heavily textured pieces.
Pieces are actively layered with media such as ink, watercolor and acrylic, and constructed over time through multiple working sessions. The inspiration for my imagery, and for this layering process, comes from the natural movement of liquids, rock formations and aerial views of land and water. I use minimal tools in the process of creating pieces often using my hands, fingers and even my breath to guide mediums around the working surface.
I have been a photographer for over 40 years and have traveled extensively throughout the world which is reflected in many of my paintings. I paint with oils and some acrylics. Landscapes, flowers and animals are my favorite subjects but I also paint abstracts to show my diversity and creativity. I begin a painting with an acrylic underpainting and then draw either a broad outline or a specific image. Finally I begin to lay in the background with oils followed by more specific brushstrokes.
After retiring from a successful & rewarding career in nursing, in turned my attention to painting. I started taking art classes at Cary Senior Center. Ideas & inspiration came from my extensive travels around the world & living in Paris. Once i have decided on a subject, I choose the canvas, sketch out painting, mix my colors & begin with the background first. I love bright colors, especially birds, still life and portraits. People tell me my are is fun and uplifting.
These are hand painted originals done with Artist Grade oil paint on Belgian Linen stretched canvas or laminated to a Gatorboard panel. This process insures that the paintings are lightweight and archival. All are varnished.
Encaustic painting lets me capture all the colors, fibers, textures, and music of life into a beautiful surreal painting. To do this, I start with a few layers of clear encaustic. I use layers of colored wax, photographs, oil sticks, and India inks, book pages, and other inspiration to create the background of my vision. Painting this way lets me capture the movement and feel of the wind, the rush of water, and the stillness of a twilight forest hike.
I love to create landscape paintings that are abstract and impressionistic. I enjoy working with palette knife and oil paint for bold color and texture. The palette knife allows me to apply thick paint and retains the vibrancy of color. I begin my paintings with a reference photo and apply my first layer with in an acrylic medium on canvas. Using both brush and palette knife, I paint additional layers with oil, leaving some of the acrylic painting showing through.