Author Archives: Renee Goularte

About Renee Goularte

I have returned recently to art-making after twenty years of teaching in elementary school. An art in itself....

two landscapes

These two landscapes created themselves with no real end point idea in mind; I just started drawing and let them develop themselves on the page. With “Lupines” I concentrated mostly on the clouds, and worked with a lot of gold … Continue reading

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slope

This is my newest watercolor, created with a few layers of dioxazine purple. First I established the horizon line and dripped on some wet, wet purple that I let drip down however it decided to drip, holding the paper up … Continue reading

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water

As a result of some watercolor sessions with two friends, I am becoming interested in water and how to paint it with some degree of realism. After a couple of attempts with watercolor, I know I have a way to … Continue reading

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negative trees

My ongoing adventure with negative painting with watercolors has resulted in this interesting treescape (my new word). It was done in two sessions a week apart. The first step was to drop some color onto wet watercolor paper, in this … Continue reading

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pastorale

This landscape was done in watercolor class a few weeks ago. Our instructor had talked about how colors in the distance are softer, lighter, and more muted, then demonstrated doing a landscape with a series of washes: sky, distant mountains, … Continue reading

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cool reflections

I’m pretty sure this is my new favorite watercolor; I love the composition, love the colors, love the white space, and totally love the rocks and the gently fading purple and blue. I painted this one afternoon during workshop time … Continue reading

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negative painting

I usually have more than one painting in process at any one time; currently, I’m playing around with some combinations of techniques…. wet on wet, dry on dry, poured paint, blowing through a straw, and negative painting. I have to … Continue reading

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