I was thrilled to hear that my painting “Grape Hyacinths” was awarded Third Place in Village Gallery of Art’s October Award Show, juried by Jennie Armitage. This painting was created on Yupo, a synthetic paper that is slippery and creates wonderful, unexpected results. Since Yupo is waterproof, it doesn’t absorb watercolor, so the paint can be moved around and even removed, as evident in the stems of the Hyacinths in this painting. I used some of my hand-carved rubber stamps to create texture in the border and also in the background.
“Grape Hyacinths” is on display at Village Gallery of Arts, 12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, 97229 until the end of October.