Thursday, January 9, 2020

153rd Annual International Exhibition-American Watercolor Society

My painting "Soft Landing" has made it into the AWS Exhibition for 2020!
The exhibition will be held April 6-25, 2020 at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
If you get a chance to travel to NYC, the show is a good one and worth seeing for any avid watercolor artist.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

I am appointed!

As of today, I have been appointed and sworn in as Director of Development for the National Watercolor Society! We are celebrating NWS's 100th anniversary of being a watercolor society! I am happy to have arrived on the board for this special year of 2020!
We are planning it to be special!
I will keep you posted.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Wrapping up another Christmas

 Aside from doing my watercolors, which this blog is all about, I dabble working with decorative papers. Awhile back I created these Christmas cards to send out to friends and family. I am posting them to say Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Noel, Mele Kalikimaka, Buon Natale, Felicem Natalem Christi, Craciun Fericit, Nollaig Chridheil, Feliz Navidad, God Jul, and Vrolijk Kerstfeest! Let's try to make a global effort, especially us Americans, to get along and care about this planet that we live on and each other.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Monet's World

When I had the opportunity to travel to France, I had the pleasure of visiting Monet's Garden in Giverny. It was raining that day, which made it all the more interesting. Visitors were walking around with umbrellas which added to the scenes that I wanted to paint when I got back home to my studio.

Here is the famous bridge that was painted by Monet. This is truly Monet's World which is what I am naming this piece.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

2019 NWS Show

Hi everyone! I have not posted for a few months mainly due to other projects that I had been involved with. But what I did last weekend was to work with the Board of Directors for the National Watercolor Society. I am currently shadowing the VP of Awards as I will be taking on that roll next year. Here are some videos from the various events going on in San Pedro, California where the gallery for NWS is located. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New Studio

Here is my new art studio!  This has been my summer project to finally re-vamp and re-organize the studio. Things were getting out of hand and the clutter was starting to get to me. It was time to do something. Here is the final result and I am very happy with the results.  The colors are pleasing to me and I feel inspired.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Received 2nd Place of Best in Show

The Anton Art Center located in downtown Mt. Clemens, MI recently held an exhibit of local art teachers highlighting their work. Now that I am conducting watercolor workshops at the center along with teaching digital arts at a local community college qualifies me to be a part of the exhibit. I entered my painting: "Sentinels". I received 2nd place in the show! The painting was inspired by a trip to Florence, Italy. In Piazza Della Signoria, stands this statue of this lion. Carved into the pillars along with the statue are more weathered sculptures of lions. To me, they looked like they are guarding the Piazza, hence the title of Sentinels.

Monday, June 10, 2019

"Paris Graffiti" Chosen For Travel Show in Michigan

I attended the Michigan Watercolor Society Show this past weekend which was held in Bay City, Michigan this year. My painting "Paris Graffiti" was picked for the traveling exhibit at various galleries around Michigan. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

My New Profile Picture

What do you think of this watercolor? Is it a watercolor? Not really. So what am I talking about? This is a watercolor effect generated with Adobe Photoshop! Should I be worried that technology is taking over real painting? NO. NOT AT ALL!
Nothing will replace sitting down with paint and brushes and creating with your own hand and mind.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Watercolor Wednesday's-My Beginning Watercolor Class of 2019!

Here is my beginning watercolor class. They passed with flying (watercolor) colors. I had them do a tropical sunset scene. They were taught how to do a sunset with 3-color gradient wash. For their first time, I thought it came out well. The classes are held at the Anton Art Center in downtown Mt. Clemens, Michigan.