On Saturday, Aug. 30, watercolor artist Shirley Jeter, of Lexington, will demonstrate her painting techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Jeter has a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Kentucky, but is mostly selftaught in watercolor.
She has taken workshops with numerous wellknown watercolor artists, among them regional painters Keith Spears and Jim Cantrell. Jeter uses transparent watercolors, which allow the white paper to show through, creating rich intense colors uncharacteristic of traditional watercolor paintings. She builds up washes of color on coldpressed watercolor paper, which has more texture than hotpressed watercolor paper. This type of paper allows for more vibrant color as the layered washes build up on the paper.
Jeter is a member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society, The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, The Lexington Art League and the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted Program. Paintings and cards by Jeter are regularly available at the center, located just off Interstate 75 at Berea, Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, yearround, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the cafe open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.