More Partnerships, More Art
I am pleased to announce that I have original watercolors for sale in the Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve gift shop! Of course Beechwood was interested in my reuse of corrugated plastic election signs. All 7 works are mounted in this Eco-Friendly way. You can see them pictured on display. It is no small feat to gain wall space in this delightful but crowded space. I am honored that they squeezed me in!
I recently made a huge purchase - a roll of watercolor paper. How big is a roll you ask? Just 55” by 11 yards. Yes, 11 yards. I am having so much fun with these large scale works. I am sharing a photo of a work in progress photo of 'Iceland', a large abstract. This 45" x 21" monster will be mounted on reclaimed elections signs. I am still refining mounting large pieces, since it requires connecting multiple signs into a seamless finish.
I am trying a new brand of paper on the roll. This is a big investment for an unknown, but I am confident in my decision. First, I know many professional artists use this paper, so I believe the product is sound. Also, any new product or supply will have a learning curve, so as long as I commit to allowing myself some time to master this product, I can use it with the same success as the more expensive brand. I think too many artists give too much credit to supplies – they are overly concerned about which brand, pigment, brush, etc. another artist is using. Trust me, if you are using professional grade materials, everything else comes down to practice.
Next week I'll share my philosophy on investing in art supplies.
Don't forget, 11 works are on sale (clearance sale pricing, I do not want to bring these home) at Ruckus Coffee Gallery and Café through June 28. Most are framed works from 2017-19. They represent some of my best works from that time period (hence they were framed).
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Melissa Tai is a lifelong creative, nature lover & tree hugger.