Watercolors by Catherine Obreza Fetterman

Painting in watercolor is so enjoyable on these unique surfaces. They are so forgiving and the colors stay so bright!

Painting in watercolor is so enjoyable on these surfaces.  If you’re a watercolorist, I highly recommend you give them a try!

Why I Paint in Watercolor –I was introduced to watercolor in the 1980s and nearly thirty years later it’s still my medium of choice. I love its portability, immediacy, transparent qualities, and the many ways it can be combined with other media. As my watercolor students will attest because I say it so often, my favorite surface to paint on is Claybord® by Ampersand. Working on Claybord® allows my watercolors to be displayed without glass and the colors remain so vibrant and pure. (I also love that it’s so re- workable since I love being able to paint without having to do a lot of drawing or pre-planning!)

Below is a sample of my work. It shows you what I like to paint when I’m not helping someone else with their painting 🙂

Lastly, for those who are artists, I’d like to share a letter that has been real inspiration to me: Pope John Paul II’s 1999 Letter to Artists