Showing posts from February, 2024

Vermont Crafts Council

Vermont Open Studio 2023 Founded in 1990, the Vermont Crafts Council represents a community of over 260 visual artists, arts organizations, galleries, and art education facilities. Through business development programming, marketing opportunities, and open studio events, the Vermont Crafts Council offers ways for visual artists to both maintain and grow their creative businesses. The Vermont Crafts Council endeavors to educate the public about the value of handmade objects. "My watercolors are journeys of visual discovery and I invite the viewer to share these moments with me, to derive pleasure from and to reflect upon, the transient beauty of Nature." - Kim Eng Yeo Kim Eng Yeo is a highly trained and accomplished watercolorist who has exhibited in shows within the United States, and in Thailand and Singapore. She cultivates plants and studies nature, which serve as a continuing source of inspiration. Kim Eng's love and knowledge of horticulture and her environment allo

About Watercolors

 A short history of watercolors I am an artist who works primarily with transparent watercolors and I would like to share with you, some interesting facts about its history. Water-based pigments have been in use for a very long time, for example: illuminated manuscripts of the Middle ages, and the existence of many schools of watercolor painting in the Near and Far East.. From the 16th century however, as Western European countries grew in power and extended their reach to distant unexplored lands, they needed a visual record of the flora, fauna and "natives" of new countries. Until then, one of the uses of watercolors had been to tint topographical drawings and early maps. It was a very portable medium and therefore a convenient one for naturalists and/or artists who were willing to brave the hazards of travel in those days to produce illustrations of exotic lands. In the following centuries as a recording tool, watercolor became popular as well with scientists, anthropologi