Kasia Blanchard, Atlanta, GA Member Since December 2010 Artist Statement I pretty much enjoy any kind of creation, whether it's painting, drawing, sketching, crafting, sewing or knitting. I'm a Watercolor artist currently living in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA.
I mostly enjoy painting people and animals. In other words living creatures. I feel connected to them on some level. They speak to me with their eyes. I've never much enjoyed painting still life. I've always considered the plants dead and no matter how beautiful they were, I'd see them as decaying.
I use Winsor Newton watercolor paints and paint on Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. I also occasionally paint with soft pastels.
I've recently discovered Ampersand Aquabord which is is an acid-free textured clay surface that absorbs watercolors like a fine paper. Paintings are later sealed with archival varnish and even though they look like watercolors, they don't need to be framed behind the glass. They look amazing. I'm in love and feel like I may soon switch to painting on Aquabords exclusively.