Saturday, May 28, 2016
I participated in International Artist Magazine Floral and Gardens Challenge and became a finalist!
My painting "Peony" was the one accepted. You can view it in the June/July 2016 109 issue. Thanks IA for the exposure!
Saturday, March 12, 2016
I believe it is necessary to say that I have never been so impressed with the incredible level of watercolor expertise from an exhibit as what is shown in the shows catalog!
I wish I could have attended and will seriously consider attending the next one.
The catalog is fabulous and the certificate that I received is one that I will cherish. My painting was even mentioned in an article that was written by one of the jurors: Hui Shang Ph.D who happens to be Executive Editor-in-chief of "Arts" magazine, China and vice Director of the Commission of Theory of the China Artists Association (CAA).
I would recommend that if you can purchase the catalog for yourself, you will have a chance to expand your vision of what watercolor is all about.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Have a brand new painting just completed entitled "Peony". It is 19" x 34" done on Arches 260 lb. watercolor paper. I have been interested in doing florals and hope to continue adding to a series. I wanted to show it in a garden with rays of light hitting the pedals and creating shadows and shades of crimson pink surrounded by a seeded eucalyptus also caught in in the backlight of the sun.
I wanted to share with you some photos that were sent to me by Maggie Wu, Assistant Curator for the Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial. It appears to be a really impressive and well attended show in China. I can hardly wait to receive the catalog from the show to see all the works of art that were accepted. I am happy to be included in such a prestigious exhibit. Only makes me want to pursue more and continue to keep refining my art and ideas to the next level. Thank you Maggie Wu for taking the time to send these images.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
This is my good friend and fellow artist, Judy Morris with my painting in the show in Shenzhen, China. I am grateful to her for taking a photo of it as I could not make it to China to see the show myself. She reported back that is was one of the most top-notch shows to be in as the quality of the paintings were exceptional. She said I should be very proud. Which I am! I have always admired Judy's work and it had been a wonderful experience to attend her workshop in the Southern region of France in 2013. I hope our paths will cross again soon.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
This is my last painting in my series of scenes from the quaint, medieval villages I had the opportunity to visit on a trip to the southwest region of France. My goal was to try to capture the texture in watercolor of the buildings that dated way back to 15th century or was it 16th century? In other words, it is old with so much history. Once again, this was from the Village of Sarlat. The wood is weathered and sagging in places but they are still standing and solid as a rock.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Wisteria is a flowering vine that I have been wanting to paint for some time now. I finally did it! Here it is and it took awhile. During these long winter months, it was inspiring to work on something that would remind me of Spring. I used Cheap Joe's Kilamanjaro watercolor paper 23x30 and Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Still stuck in France! Still have many ideas to put to watercolor! This is a scene that I saw while traveling to the village of Monpazier in the the South of France. Three gentleman sitting having a chat and an espresso before opening the cafe. I love the texture on the old stone walls and have been working on capturing the cracks and stains and weathering that only time can create.