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All about Watercolor Paper

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How to Paint Crystal and Lace

Painting with Color!

Portraits in Watercolor

How to Paint Clouds

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WELCOME to the Studio of Painter,


Mary Ann Boysen
for more information, call: 440-667-7276
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Many of my paintings in the past few years have been done on surfaces other than watercolor paper. These surfaces allow framing without matting or glass because the images are sealed with a UV filtered spray. They are painted on Fredrix Watercolor Canvas®, Claybord®, or R-tistx Board. My older pieces are on 100% rag Watercolor Paper. Just some of the subjects are represented below.

Each of these is linked to the page that shows more paintings on the subject.


 

ANIMALS AND BIRDS

This is Gilligan, the beautiful mixed breed cat that belongs to a friend of mine. I do portraits of cats, dogs, and horses. Some can be seen on this site.

CHAUTAUQUA, NY

The Hall of Philosopy, Chautauqua, NY, painted on watercolor canvas. This is the location of afternoon lectures in the summer series from the end of June until the end of August. The recordings of the lectures can be heard on PBS radio.

FRANCE

The Lighthouse at the entrance to Cassis harbour, on the Mediterranean in France. In October it is backlit in the early morning. Painted on Watercolor Canvas


It also rains in Monet's Gardens! The first day my students and I were there, it was rainy and cold.....July 4, 2004. We were scheduled to paint on Monday, July 5, and as luck would have it, the sun peaked out from behind the clouds, offering us a beautiful day.

This is painted on 200# watercolor paper.

RURAL LANDSCAPES

Surrounding the city of Cleveland, OH, is a park system called "The Emerald Necklace". There are streams, hills, paths for walkers, bikers, and horseback riders. It offers an excape from the hustle bustle of a big city.

This is another painting on watercolor paper.

The bearded iris grows quite well in Ohio, and blooms in early June. I enjoy painting them because they come in numerous colors (in fact, they will match your couch!)

Painted on Watercolor Canvas.


WATERCOLOR CANVAS

This is one of the first paintings that I did on watercolor canvas. It is totally transparent, and is a scene just down the street from my studio. This was my first painting on watercolor canvase. I must say that I took on a large project, as this was 24 x 36. I suppose I like a challenge!

CHAGRIN FALLS, OH

Chagrin Falls.....ah, a lovely little Victorian village that captured my heart in 1970 when my family moved to Ohio. This is a montage of many of the paintings I have done of the village....a scene of memories in all seasons. Prints are available (without the URL in the center!)

FLORAL, STILL LIFES

Once again, I have painted the beauty of irises from my garden. This is on 100% rag watercolor paper and gicleé prints are available. The original is sold.


 

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO

These are the San Miguel Laundresses that bring their families' clothes to a park to wash. There are about 20 cement wash basins, and a trough of fresh water that flows along the wall about waist high. They sing and enjoy the day as many artists come to paint them. They are indeed colorful.

 

HILTON HEAD, SC

A shady spot in the Hilton Head Harbour. There is a band that plays at night on this platform, but during the day, it is one of the shady spots from which to view the harbour.

Painted on 100% 200lb. watercolor paper.

HAWAII

An Hawaiian sunset. While visiting Maui with friends and students, I enjoyed the sunsets and the extraordinary rainbows. Many of the scenes were painted in my travel journal.


CHAUTAUQUA, NY

Another montage of one of my favorite places. Victorian houses grace this chautauqua on Lake Erie, near Sandusky and Port Clinton.

 

SPARROW VILLAGE,
SOUTH AFRICA

A visit to an orphanage and hospice in South Africa, called Sparrow Village, led me to painting the first portraits (character studies, I prefer to call them) I have ever done. View more information about this wonderful trip on this site.

 

 

The Yampa River in Steamboat Springs offers an artist beautiful reflections and contrasts. Not a skiier, I, but I do love to be around them. They are the happiest people in the world.


TUSCANY

Ahh....there is nothing like the landscapes and ancient buildings in Tuscany. Enjoy this page.

VENICE

Venice is another beautiful place. I only wish that the sun had been shining. It was February, and we arrived in a snow storm! Well, it was an experience to say the least.

GREECE AND TURKEY

The Library of Celsus in Turkey.....Ephesus, a city of marble of which many structures remain today.


PROVENCE

L'Abbaye Notre Dame de Senanque, amidst the beautiful lavender fields of Provence..
This was my dream to paint in this location and among other lavender fields and medieval villages of Provence. The weather was perfect and the blooms were fragrant. Ahh, a dream come true.

PAINTINGS ON CLAYBORD®

This is an example of Claybord®....a smooth surface that I am excited about painting on. These paintings do not need framing unless they are painted on a simple panel of Claybord. Nevertheless, they do not require glazing, so there is no glare or reflection.

LACE AND CRYSTAL
a painting lesson

This is a sample of some of my Lace and Crystal paintings. I don't have a specific page for these, but I do show how to paint these in my watercolor lessons on this site.

Most of my glass paintings were painted on Strathmoree #500 Board.


This is a sample of how paintings on Watercolor Canvas can be presented. No mat, no frame, no glass.

PENSACOLA BEACH

This is one of my oil paintings of the surf at Pensacola Beach. Of course, it could be the waves just about anywhere that the water is this color! There are other paintings of beach scenes on this site.

SEAS, BOATS, SUNSETS

I have painted many boats and sunsets on the water in various locations. Take a look. Some are in oil and others in watercolor.

ACRYLIC PAINTINGS

This is a scene from Connecticut in the autumn. What majestic trees the Maples are!

Scenes from ALASKA on a trip through the inner passage. Including scenes from my travel journal.

NIAGARA ON THE LAKE,
Ontario
What a beautiful place! Gardens everywhere! And the Film Festival shouldn't be missed.

Ah! TRINIDAD! What a wonderful experience. I taught a workshop there and we took a cruise through the Caroni Swamp where the Ibis nest. At sundown the Scarlet Ibis return to the swamp and the sky was a blaze of red!

RURAL LANDSCAPES

in watercolor, acrylic and oil


AND 34 FREE LESSONS IN WATERCOLOR PAINTING.

This is all for those who aspire to learn to paint. Painting has been my life for over 40 years and it has brought me through many difficult days. Like Winston Churchill said, "It is relaxing". One forgets ones day to day problems and escapes into a world of imagination and delight. I hope you enjoy.

   
 

 

   

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