All posts by Susan Giannantonio

Susan Giannantonio is a watermedia artist and instructor. She lives in Mayville, NY and Katy, TX with her #1 patron Bruce Winquist and her doggies Mr. Beasley and Sadie.

Sapin de Noël

Sapin de Noël took a ribbon at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston and sold to a loving home.  Yay!

Sapin de Noël, 7 x 5″ watermedia collage on paper

Let the Festivities Begin

Let the Festivities Begin, 14 x 11″ transparent watercolor on paper with gold leaf embellishment.  Available at Watercolor Art Society-Houston’s small painting holiday show beginning Sunday Dec. 3

Highland Fling

Highland Fling, 15 x 22″ transparent watercolor on Richeson rough 300lb cotton rag

Botanical Mystery

Botanical Mystery, 30 x 22″ transparent watercolor collage on 100% cotton rag paper

*On view through November, 2017 at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 1604 West Alabama, Houston, TX  77493.

Last Minute Openings for Gold Leaf + Watercolor Holiday Card Class

Friday afternoon November 10 2-5 pm Holiday Card class
Watercolor Art Society – Houston
$50 members/ $60 nonmembers tuition for this 1 week’s session

This week we will paint primarily in watercolor, exploring unusual painting and collage techniques as well as gold leaf application.   Can’t find the materials?  We have extra.  Hint: These techniques may be used for other applications in addition to Holiday Cards.  Join us!  Call 713 942-9966 to register.  Questions?  Email Susan at

2018 Normandy Sketching Trip!

Click image for information or contact me about our September 2018 Normandy sketching trip.  We are going to have FUN!  Don’t miss out!

3D Acrylic & Gold Leaf Class (Christmas Cards!)

Come and play with acrylics and gold leaf
at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston

Join us Fridays
November 3 and 10, 2 – 5 pm

Supply list:

Package of any plain white greeting cards (watercolor paper not necessary) or watercolor paper to fold into cards.  Size is up to you.

A small pile of junk mail advertisements, newspaper or catalogs. 

Small selection of acrylics (any type, even craft paint will do): especially green, blue, white, red. 

Small amount of matte medium. 

Cheap brushes to apply acrylics & matte medium. 

Sheets of gold leaf such as ArtMinds Ready Leaf Gold sheets. We will have extra…

Glue for gold leaf such as 2 oz Speedball Metal Leaf Adhesive Size.  We will have extra…

1 Soft (good) watercolor brush, ½ – 1” flat specifically to handle & apply gold leaf. Do not use this with the adhesive!

Click HERE for information and to register

Poppies at Mayville Watercolors this week

Aren’t they grand?! Click to enlarge…