Have you heard about the recent craze for pouring acrylic paints?
Pouring paint is alot of fun! As you know from reading previous posts or looking at my art online in my website, I have been pouring watercolor paints for years. In conjunction with my pouring process, I also use fluid acrylic paints and paper collage to create patterns in my artwork.
Pouring acrylics with the sole purpose of being abstract and allowing the paint to do its own"thing" well now that is new to me. But, I am the fearless artist after all and that means that I am not afraid to try to techniques.
A number of year's ago a good friend of mine introduced me to the abstract pleasures of letting go and letting my paint react. It took me awhile to understand the alchemy that occurs when paint is mixed with a variety of other ingredients all with the purpose of allowing the mixtures of medium, oils and paint to develop into patterns with limited interference from me.
What I have found after numerous experiments, is that pouring paint is exciting and fun! It is an easy method of paint application that is more like play then work!
So how about it, check out my new video about this process and then jump in, be fearless and let's give pouring a try!
Every so often an artist has a success story to share and today here is mine. This week I am honored to share with my readers that my painting " Reaching for the wind" (shown here) has been accepted into a special exhibition in Seattle. My painting has been accepted into the North West Watercolor Society's Signature Exhibition at The Washington State Convention Center!
My painting is one of 64 to be featured in the bi-annual 2019 Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) Signature Exhibition at the Washington State Convention Center July 11 through October 6. This year’s Exhibition “exemplifies diversity and excellence of artistic expression,” according to Kristi Galindo Dyson, Signature Show chair.
...And the good news kept coming because the painting that I entered is also being honored with a “special recognition of achievement” award at this year’s exhibition!
Following is what the NWWS has written about the artists and the work that has been accepted into this prestigous exhibit:
"Signature membership is an achievement and honor that is earned through a high level of artistic production. To become a signature member of the NWWS, an artist must have 3 or more paintings accepted into the organization’s national juried exhibitions. All members including Elise Beattie have put in their ‘brush strokes’ towards this success."
If you would like to see this exhibition the public is invited to an artist's reception and recognitions ceremony, which is July 13th 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Convention Center on Level 2.
Located at 705 Pike Street, Seattle, the Convention Center is open daily. For directions and parking information go to http://wscc.com/.
NWWS is an active society promoting artists with two yearly juried exhibitions, the International Open and Member’s Waterworks. Painting opportunities and meetings are open to professionals and beginners and feature demonstrations by leading artists. https://www.nwws.org/.
The Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) was founded in 1939 in Seattle, Washington when a group of eight artists came together to form an organization dedicated to the celebration of watercolor. With a goal to inspire both a lasting interest in the art of watercolor painting and an appreciation for watercolor as an artful, imaginative medium, the history of NWWS began. From these modest beginnings, NWWS has grown into the internationally recognized, historically rich organization of today with a membership nearing eight hundred Signature, Lifetime and Associate Members across the USA, Canada & internationally.
The Northwest Watercolor Society of today is a structured organization that offers a wealth of opportunities and experiences for the artist, the art patron and all those fascinated by the magical wonder of watercolor. Recognized as one of the most prominent national/international watercolor societies in North America, NWWS continues to gain attention and exposure. Although NWWS has grown enormously throughout the years in both numbers and accomplishments, the organization has remained firmly rooted in its history, devoted to the philosophy of the Mission Statement of its Founders … To promote and elevate the art of watercolor as a medium and to encourage the growth and creativity of its artist members. www.nwws.org
For additional information contact, Sarah Love, NWWS PR Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-985-8653
My name is Elise Beattie and they call me the Fearless Artist. I paint, I teach and I promote all aspects of the arts. In this new blog site you will find a variety of creative posts dedicated to sharing knowledge about my fearless art techniques and the materials that I use. You will also be able to learn about my art classes and see photos of my newest art and the exhibitions that my work is displayed in.