I create custom artwork including PORTRAITS in watercolor
and other media.I can work from your photos.
My email is [email protected]
email me and i will give you a quote.
I do book illustrations for local writers.
Giclees (fine art prints )are also available
The workshop was great . We had a moment when we thought we would lose the light with the solar eclipse but it didn't bother us!
a great into to the new students who painted Japanese cranes and bamboo with great enthusiasm
Jane grace Taylor MFA Syracuse University
Watercolors, Portraits, Murals
custom original artwork and photography
Sunday MAY 7, 2017 2-5 PM "The Art Stop,"
and JUNE 28
1822 Penfield Rd, Penfield , NY 585-872-5710
-Demonstrations- first Fridays
Hungerford building ,1115 E Main St, Rochester, NY
"Kuma Gama"studio room #228
The View Art Center --August 2017 TBA
10 - 4 Route 28 , Old Forge NY
“I deeply explore every art form
I encounter in my search for personal expression .
Photography is a vital tool that allows me to capture the images- and people- who may "become" my next painting.
The liveliness and responsiveness
of ink on the rice papers used in ancient eastern arts
brings the whisper of a passing bird to life.”
-Jane grace Taylor
Chinese "Lingnan" school watercolors
This style encourages the student to paint freely and expressively. The class is designed to help you work more spontaneously. The "rice"or cotton paper used in the class is made to be brushed quickly. You will learn techniques meant to make the maximum statement, with a minimum of brush strokes.
Use colors /paper you have, or check materials list below:
Sumi e rice paper or double shuen (oriental art supply) (The Art Stop) has a few rolls of sugi gama
-Water soluble Chinese ink ("The Art Stop" sells this in a bottle)
-Bamboo brushes ,small medium and large -newsprint
-Any watercolors (EXCEPT Cotman -this paint often has weak pigment ) Chinese chip colors are available through oriental art supply, Holbein are the closest in tube colors.
-A felt blanket , old linen tablecloth or towel
-Two water buckets
-A palette for mixing colors
-Small spray bottles for water and paint
-I use sable brushes- small 6
medium 10-and large. Kosinski sable are best
for western watercolor paper.
-Water buckets -2
-I use Gemini, Fabriano or Waterford paper ,cold press 140 or 200 lb
-Sumi e rice paper or double shuen (xuan) (oriental art supply OAS.com)
Water soluble Chinese ink
Bamboo brushes ,small medium and large
Newsprint or newspaper to practice strokes on
Any watercolors (EXCEPT Cotman -this paint has weak color )
Holbein colors work best:suggested colors
imidazolone lemon yellow
compose green No.1
cobalt violet light
Shibui Chapter Award
-BEST OF SHOW-NY STATE FAIR
FIRST PLACE ,Professional –Fine Arts division 2013
Sumie Society of America-Mobile Alabama, -Best in Show
National Award-Portsmouth Center for Fine arts,
Portsmouth Virginia -member show
Sumi -e Society of America -Taipei award
Exhibition of American Watercolors, View Art Gallery , Old Forge , NY
Mill Art gallery 61 Main St ,Honeoye Falls, NY 585 6247740
Central New York Watercolor Society exhibitions-
Mural -60 feet High –Rome, NY
Mural 100 feet long –old Erie Canal –Verona , NY (Durhamville)
Paintings , Mural in town center
-Full Moon Reflections Art Center
80 Main St,Camden, NY 13316 315 820 4269