This Month's Artist is the very well known North American Watercolour artist Jane Freeman TWSA!
I hope you will all welcome Jane to our blog :)
Isn't her above painting just gorgeous. Its called 'At Attention!'
Jane has very kindly taken the time to write you all a personal message. Thank you Jane!
"I guess I am your first "artist of the month"! What an honor to be asked to begin this new adverture of yours! Since blogs are more informal this will be alot of fun for all of you as you get to visit and ask questions of different artists.
I have been painting in watercolors exclusively since the mid 1980's. I found it challenging as a medium at first but also less toxic than my oils so was the perfect choice to use while raising a family. Little did I know that I would be hooked for a lifetime and no turning back!
I paint mostly still life and floral as that is what I know and have access to. I raise alot of flowers and paint the things in my house given to me by family members from the present and past. I do not believe in painting unfamiliar things as there is little personal connection to them and I believe that shows.
I have been published internationally in books and magazines and wrote my own book " A Celebration of Light" for North Light books. I still am amazed when people know me and my work. I think that is the most enjoyable part of what has happened to me. I have met such wonderful people and artists and it still continues to be an important part of my life. We tend to be very isolated to do our work but now through the internet, I have a circle of artists whom I can call friends and that has been wonderful to find at this stage of my life!
This is another of my paintings. Its called 'Pears on Movil'
I hope you will visit my website at www.janefreeman.com. It needs to be updated but I have to learn a few new things in order to do that so it is on hold. I do alot of step by step demos on my blog at
I will be happy to talk with you through the month and answer any questions that I can. It will be fun to get to know you. Thank you so much for this opportunity. "-
Jane is going to take a peak into our blog each day this month so post any questions you would like to ask her by clicking on 'comment' at the end of this post. Type your comment or question in the white box. If you haven't got a blog account, choose anonymous in the drop down menu and then post your comment but make sure you write your name at the end of your post so Jane knows who she is talking to :)
So... to start us of. I have thought of a couple questions to ask Jane for you :)
1. Do you have a favourite colour palette that you use for your paintings or do you select your colours according to each painting?
2. If you could give just one piece of advice to someone who enjoys painting in watercolour what would it be?
This is a unique chance for you all so please don't miss the opportunity to chat to these artists each month by being shy:)