Sunday, December 20, 2015

Judy Morris in Shenzhen, China

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

"The Bishop" accepted into Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial!

I am so pleased to hear that I made it into the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial for 2015-16 exhibition!  Now I am beginning to believe that I have arrived.  I received this information from another artist that will be part of the show the statistics on how many entered:  233 paintings out of which 118 were chosen from 3,779 entries (2182 artists from 72 countries) worldwide.  I am honored to represent USA.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Whole Series

This is my series complete!

Traditions du Perigord

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

The Whole Painting!

Here is my latest painting "The Bishop".  It is called "The Bishop" because the mask has the name because of the shape of it's hat.  It is modeled after what bishops wear on their heads.   Along with the bishop is a harlequin mask and a bishop chess piece incorporated into the still life. The masks all come from Venice.  All of this is resting on a rich, colorful background and design from France.  I put this still life together in the summer and the light was filtering through the window and casting shadows and creating light and shaded areas on the subjects.  In the corners of the painting you can see some vintage script laying on the table.  I had hoped that the American Watercolor Society would have accepted it into the show this year but the judges did not pick it.  Other paintings and other shows to come!