Helen Brown

Using watercolor and batik on rice paper Helen Brown paints a variety of subjects

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“I enjoy the spontaneity of watercolor. When considering subjects to paint, I am drawn to those with interesting perspective and dramatic light.  Elements that are meaningful to me personally call me to paint them. Patterns, texture and unusual shapes catch my attention. Though I love painting landscapes in watercolor, I will always paint whatever subjects grab my imagination.

While experimenting with papers I found that I love the texture and look of watercolor on ginwashi rice paper.  In most of my paintings, I use a batik process where I apply a resist to the paper (either molten wax or liquid rubber latex) over previously applied colors that I really like. The resist preserves the color underneath from any further glazing. Whether on 300 lb watercolor paper, or rice paper, the result is a luminous, transparent painting.”

Helen Brown is a former French language instructor turned artist. She teaches watercolor painting and, addition to the Tumalo Art Co., she is a member of the High Desert Art League, and the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Helen has been the recipient of many awards for her watercolor landscape paintings, and many other subjects.

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