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  Jane grace Taylor MFA Syracuse University 

Watercolors, Portraits, Murals   
custom original artwork and photography

Upcoming workshops-monthly
Tuesday May 15th 11-2 call"The Art Stop," KOI AND LOTUS

1822 Penfield Rd, Penfield , NY  585-872-5710

 -Demonstrations- first Fridays

Hungerford building ,1115 E Main St, Rochester, NY
"Kuma Gama"studio room #228


Learn the ancient Chinese art of the dancing brush

 -Demonstrations- first Fridays

Hungerford building ,1115 E Main St, Rochester, NY
"Kuma Gama"studio room #228

 Mill Art Gallery , Main St , Honeoye Falls NY

The View Art Center --August 2018 TBA
10 - 4
Route 28 , Old Forge NY

“I deeply explore every art form

I encounter in my search for personal expression .

Photography is a vital tool that allows me to capture the images- and people- who may "become" my next painting.

The liveliness and responsiveness

​of ink on the rice papers used in ancient eastern arts

brings the whisper of a passing bird to life.”

-Jane grace Taylor


 Chinese "Lingnan" school watercolors
This style encourages the student to paint freely and expressively. The class is designed to help you work more spontaneously. The "rice"or cotton paper used in the class is made to be brushed quickly. You will learn techniques meant to make the maximum statement, with a minimum of brush strokes.

Use colors /paper you have, or check materials list below:

Sumi e rice paper or double shuen (oriental art supply) (The Art Stop) has a few rolls of sugi gama
-Water soluble Chinese ink ("The Art Stop" sells this in a bottle)
-Bamboo brushes ,small medium and large  -newsprint
-Any watercolors (EXCEPT Cotman -this paint often has weak pigment ) Chinese chip colors are available through oriental art supply, Holbein are the closest in tube colors.
-A felt blanket , old linen tablecloth or towel  

-Two water buckets
-A palette for mixing colors
-Small spray bottles for water and paint

-I use sable brushes- small 6
medium 10-and large. Kosinski sable are best
 for western watercolor paper.
-Water buckets -2
-Paper towels
-I use Gemini, Fabriano or Waterford paper ,cold press 140  or 200 lb

-Sumi e rice paper or double shuen (xuan) (oriental art supply

Water soluble Chinese ink
Bamboo brushes ,small medium and large
Newsprint or newspaper to practice strokes on
Any watercolors (EXCEPT Cotman -this paint has weak color )

Holbein colors work best:suggested colors
Chinese White
Chinese ink
imidazolone lemon yellow
Royal Blue
quinocridone Red
yellow ochre
Burnt Sienna

 Other Options

peacock blue
compose green No.1
sap green
mineral violet
cobalt violet light
raw sienna
peach black


​ Shibui Chapter Award

FIRST PLACE ,Professional –Fine Arts division 2013

​Sumie Society of America-Mobile Alabama, -Best in Show

National Award-Portsmouth Center for Fine arts,

Portsmouth Virginia -member show

Sumi -e Society of America -Taipei award
  Exhibition of American Watercolors, View Art Gallery , Old Forge , NY  

Mill Art gallery 61 Main St ,Honeoye Falls, NY 585 6247740

Central New York Watercolor Society exhibitions-

Mural -60 feet High –Rome, NY

Mural 100 feet long –old Erie Canal –Verona , NY (Durhamville)

Paintings , Mural in town center
-Full Moon Reflections Art Center
80 Main St,Camden, NY 13316  315 820 4269


 4639 CULVER RD, Irondequoit ny 

(across from Sea Breeze)

Whitney Gallery  , 1822 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY

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