Category Archives: Watercolor


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With these series of flags I am working w/ Peruvian mineral paints I brought home from the Pisac market in the Sacred Valley. The paper is 140lb watercolor paper from a roll and sheets of Canson printing paper.  I brush the blank paper w/ h2o then sprinkle on the mineral powder and use a squirt bottle to spray the pigments and paper w/ a mixture of Dr. Bronner’s mint soap. Then I use a monoprint-inspired technique by laying another damp sheet on top and rolling a wooden dowel back and forth over the stack. I add and remove strips of painters tape throughout the process as well as a bit of acrylic paint here and there. I also favored a variety of metal scraping tools over brushes to add texture.



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ENCAUSTIC,  WATERCOLOR, FIBER ART and INTAGLIO PRINTS  !  Join me for a reception SATURDAY DECEMBER 4TH 6-8PM ! CAFE PASSÉ  415 N. 4th Ave.  is open M-F 7 a.m.-7 p.m., S-S 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

SOLD Love Crimes  Encaustic   8″ x 7.75″ $99

Che’s Intaglio print  on Rives BFK  9.25″ x 11.25″ $44

SOLD Shipwrecked Crystals  Intaglio print on Rives BFK 9.25″ x 11.25″ $44

My Pager’s in My Other Pants Intaglio print on Rives BFK  11.25″  x 9.25″ $44

SOLD Change Is My Savings Plan Intaglio print (Artist Proof) on Rives BFK  11.25″ x 9.25″ $74

Che’s Lounge Intaglio print (Artist Proof) on Rives BFK  11.25″ x 9.25″ $74

Kandinsky Coffin Intaglio print (Artist Proof) on Rives BFK  20.5″x16.5″ $149

Inception Intaglio print (Artist Proof) on Rives BFK  11.25″ x 9.25″ $74

Both And Intaglio print (Artist Proof) on Rives BFK  11.5″ x 14.5″ $124

View from the Sea with Copper Wire  Encaustic, copper wire, mica  7.75″ x 7″ $199

Monolith   Encaustic, confetti ribbon  8″  x 6.75″ $149

Dancing Bear   Encaustic   8″ x 7″ $199

Blast    Encaustic, mica, oil   8″ x 8″ $149

SOLD Crime Drama   Encaustic   8″ x 8″ $99

Music for Two Oboes and a Tiny Flute    Watercolor 11.25″ x 14.5″ $499

Vortex   Watercolor  14.5″ x 11.5″ $499

View from the Sea   Watercolor  14.5″ x 11.25″ $499

Chuck’s Outlook   Fiber  14.5″ x 11.5″ $399

Kimberly’s Valley   Fiber 12.5″ x 12.5″ $149

Bree’s Party   Fiber 12.5 “x 12.5” $499

My Pager’s in My Other Pants  Encaustic 8.25″ x 5.5″ $199

SOLD No on Prop 8   Encaustic  9″ x 9″ $99

SOLD No on Prop 8   Encaustic 9″ x 9″ $99

SOLD No on Prop 8   Encaustic  9″ x 9″ $99

No on S.B. 1070   Intaglio print  9.75″ x 16.75″ on Rives BFK $149

Modern Ruin  Intaglio print (Artist Proof) 9.25″ x 11.25″ on bleached Stonehenge $99

I made the works in this post  as a result of time spent at The Drawing Studio and in the encaustic studio at Conrad Wilde Gallery between August 2009 and November 2010.  They show how the same subjects, materials, and methods operate in multiple media. The figures in My Pager’s in My Other Pants, which I began working with in 1998, recur in the intaglio prints, encaustic, watercolor, and fiber art. I was introduced to fiber art in August 2009. The sculptural effect of patterns in fabric inform my use of recyclable produce netting, as a relief object, in Shipwrecked Crystals, Monolithand No On SB1070.  In Dancing Bear and View from the Sea w/ Copper Wire, I treat brushstrokes of wax as I would watercolor, where the initial capillary action between water, pigment, and paper makes each move  permanent. The mark-making tools and techniques I use to create etchings have led me to “draw by incision,” as  in No On Prop 8.  InCrime Drama and Love Crimes, incision is depicted literally and stitching is metaphoric.

Thank you: Karen Malzan, Andrew Rush, Judy Nakari, Pat Dolan, Jennifer Clarke, Deborah Steinberg and Miles Conrad.

If you are interested in making a purchase, discussing a commission, or seeing works not on display here, contact me at or 520.465.1131.  I accept payment by credit card (via paypal) or in cash.  Works will be available for pickup February 1st (most pieces can be shipped UPS flat rate for a minimal fee).



Small Wonders, Saturday November 14 through December 19, our annual exhibit of modestly sized and priced original art perfect for gift-giving (nothing over $200 and many are priced less and 50-100% of sales go to TDS), . Gallery hours are noon-4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. I’ll be around THIS SATURDAY NIGHT December 5, between 6-9 pm for additional hours as a part of the Down Town Tucson Art Walk.

Carol Brown, Oriental Poppies, mixed media SOLD


Holiday Matters at The Drawing Studio

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