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A Tribute To French Mills Of The Past In Watercolor

April 4th, 2014

A Tribute To French Mills Of The Past In Watercolor

Valerie Garner offers her new watercolor art painting called 'The Old French Mill'. She uses many layers of washes and glazes, along with a wet on wet and wet on dry techniques to reach this astonishing result, deciding to focus on the beautiful French mill topic.

Historic French mills remain a charming attribute of the past. They are powered by big water wheels. There are many old mills in France that remain until these days, so these intriguing and extremely useful buildings from the past are the topic of the most recent Valerie Garner’s watercolor painting. The picture is painted in soft and bright colors with cheerful flowers. The final work has been created using many glaze and wash layers and it is sealed with a special UV protectant.

There are some interesting facts about these old French water mills built in France more than 700 years ago. They are built in English style in the period when this land has been occupied by English army. Their purpose has been to...

Valerie Garner Watercolor Art Showcase Special Technique

March 9th, 2014

Valerie Garner Watercolor Art Showcase Special Technique

Valerie Garner’s watercolors artwork focus on the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the U.S. where she lives, and she shows them off in an impressive online gallery www.art-watercolor.com
Valerie is a self-taught artist, her interest starting in childhood with a love of learning, color and working with her hands in various mediums. She became seriously involved in photography and making fine art prints. From there she moved into watercolor which she had always found intriguing. Valerie Garner says, “I love the medium of watercolor, the fluidity it provides, the degree of unpredictability, the look of soft pastels or strong and bold looks. I love the effect of adding different washes and textures, to see the moment when a painting ‘pops’.”
The use of different washes and textures combines for her personal technique: using several layers of glazes and washes, along with both wet on wet, and wet on dry.
Her online gallery is divided into sections. The...

Valerie Garner Releases Two New Watercolor Painting Originals

June 15th, 2013

Valerie Garner Releases Two New Watercolor Painting Originals

Valerie Garner Releases Two New Watercolor Painting Originals


BELLEVUE, WA - A self-taught watercolor artist, Valerie Garner has just released two new works of art available for purchase on her website. The projects are entitled “Beauty After Destruction” and “Homestead Window Watercolor Painting”. “I seem to be very drawn to doors and windows right now. Folks can order reprints in their choice of size in canvas print, framed print, art print, acrylic print, metal print or greeting cards.” said Garner. “Right now the originals are also for sale with a certificate of authenticity included.

“Beauty After Destruction” is replete with red pots and flowers hanging within an exposed wall of brick. The destruction having taken place around a window the piece speaks of renewal despite circumstance. “Homestead Window Watercolor Painting” is a rustic blend of down-home charm and spring flowers. Turquoise colored shutters stand guard over the knotty pine exterior in...

Self Taught Photographers Work Highlights Landscapes

March 31st, 2013

Self Taught Photographers Work Highlights Landscapes

BELLEVUE, WA - A Moment Fine Art Photography is the Pacific Northwest’s own go-to-spot for landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, astonishing florals and nature photos as well as still life and lifestyle pictorials. “I love my work.” said Valerie Garner, Founder of A Moment Fine Art Photography. “My camera is my brush and canvas. It’s my art medium.” Self-taught Garner’s style is eclectic. Given to color and the pure way we as humans enjoy life, Garner is poised to continue her artful work while inspiring visitors to her website one at a time.

On the photography website Garner offers her art on subjects highlighting nature, childhood, buildings and structures, food and drink, animals - birds, wildlife and fish - flowers, still life shots, lifestyles, winter, digital art, HDR photography, tropical photos and vintage fare. Each gallery holds between forty and one hundred images to peruse through and enjoy.

Garner offers her visitors her artwork on either canvas,...