This is a painting of a statue that sits in front of my house. It started as a demonstration for a workshop I was teaching in Florida. I wanted to have a looser feel in the outer edges of the ivy and have more detail around the angel's face. I am very happy with the way it came out and like the peaceful feeling of the painting. It is on 300 lb. watercolor paper and will need a frame.

- Kathleen Giles

Angel in the Ivy

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

20" h x 25" w 
0 lbs. 6 oz.



Kathleen Giles
Gasport, New York

Getting to Know Kathleen

Kathleen Giles is a self-taught watercolorist who captures figures employing a realist style that sets a high standard for a traditionally tricky medium. She has been painting professionally for over 20 years, and credits her mastery of watercolor to understanding the properties of the paints. Kathleen says she never uses black paint, and she applies underpaintings of yellow and pink for warmth. “I use a lot of yellow in my work because it adds a beautiful glow,” she says. The luminosity Kathleen creates brings each subject to life. When she’s not working on her own artworks, she also teaches workshops across the United States and co-hosts a weekly cable television show called “Watercolors with Jody and Kathy.”