Tuesday, April 25, 2017

American Watercolor Society 150th Anniversary International Exhibition, NYC 2017

Hello from New York City!  Here are some photos from the AWS Awards Dinner at the Salmagundi Club which I was honored to of had my watercolor painting "Wisteria" accepted into this show.  Oh, and yes, you are not seeing things.  that is Tony Bennett at the affair receiving an award from AWS as an official honorary member.  It was a wonderful night.  I met Dean Mitchell, Joe Miller, and Lauren McCracken.  I got a chance to have a conversation with Antonio Masi also.  I came away with much inspiration.  Looking forward to upping my game even more with my paintings. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

"Bon Bons"

When I was in the Southern Region of France a few years ago, I was visiting a few medieval villages (as some of my paintings already show) and outside of one of the shops was this basket with hanging fuchsia and with this chalkboard sign that said "Bon Bons".  I simply liked it and decided to do a watercolor.  I learned something from this painting although it is not one of my best.  What I learned will take me into an idea for another.  Sometimes when you work on a painting that is more of an experiment and can be a stepping stone to another.  There is so much to do and learn in watercolor.