In Tumalo Art Co.’s November show “Earthly Delights”, Helen Brown has 11 new paintings (no, wait – now it's only 10) in an exhibit with Marty Stewart. The work features scenes from nature that delight the eye and also move the viewer to interpret these scenes as precious earthly assets we all need to protect.
Helen Brown’s current work is a form of batik in watercolor. She draws her images on Ginwashi rice paper, begins with a light, colorful wash of watercolor, and then protects the lightest areas by painting them with molten wax. The wax resists all subsequent layers of paint. After about 6-8 layers of painting followed by more wax, she irons out the wax leaving only a watercolor image on paper. The subjects in her November show range from mountain scenes in Central Oregon and Glacier National Park to her more familiar tree scenes.
Stop by and see! The Tumalo Art Co. Gallery is open 7 days-a-week, Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am-6:00 pm. and is located in Bend's Old Mill District at 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. #407.