15 x 11, watercolor on paper $495


The painting above, titled Splatter, is watercolor on paper.
To begin, I used liquid masking, sometimes referred to as frisket
which is like liquid rubber cement.  I brushed and splattered it 
onto the paper trying to be as random in my marks
to simulate the natural flow of a waterfall.  The masking protects
the white paper underneath.  This allows a great freedom of adding
washes and layers of watercolor on top.  When the painting is totally dried
the masking is removed.  The trick then is to integrate all the whites 
of the protected shapes with the surrounding shapes and colors.

A little about me:

Joanna Coke

Joanna worked as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for a large in-house ad agency for Digital Equipment Company in Massachusetts. Pursuing fashion, she then received a fashion certificate from the School of Fashion Design in Boston and worked for an international fashion company manufacturing clothing for Victoria Secret’s stores and catalog. During that time, she acquired an Associates Arts degree from Harvard University, two bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Florida in Art Education and in Fine Arts Painting.  She completed her painting education at Louisiana State University with a Master of Fine Arts, Painting. Joanna studied art history abroad in Paris in 2000 and in Venice, Rome, and Florence in 2004. She participated in a joint American-Russian exhibition in Russia in 2009. Joanna has coordinated and instructed many traveling art workshops to Santa Fe, NM, St. Augustine, FL, Tuscany, Italy, and Havana, Cuba.

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Joanna Coke