Sunday, April 26, 2015

International Watermedia 2015 acceptance

I had some more good news this morning.

'We are pleased to inform you that our juror Ted Nuttall has selected 'A Penny for your Thoughts' to be displayed in the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society's International Watermedia 2015 exhibit. This exhibition is being held at the beautiful and innovative Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado.'

The exhibition will open on June 1 and run until June 30, 2015


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CSPWC Watermark Ontario Exhibition acceptance

I had some good news last night. Honouring the Past, Shaping the Future' has been selected to be part of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour 'Watermark Ontario' Exhibition.

The exhibition will take place at the Santa Fe Gallery, 828 Third Ave. East, Owen Sound ON. May 23 to June 20th.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society demo

I had a lovely evening yesterday demoing for the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society.

This was the high key painting I created using just 5 colours, each glazed individually.

and a couple more photo's of the evening as I was working and talking to the members.

Thank you to everyone at NFWS for making me feel so welcome.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Don't Fret

Sometimes an idea for a painting just pops into my head and I have to stop and create it right away. This is exactly what happened with my latest transparent watercolour 'Don't Fret'.

Seems the cat in my painting has found a sunny spot on the fretboard of a guitar. What unusual places have you seen cats sleep in? Please share any stories if you have them. I would love to read them.

Eleanor Farjeon's poem is so true:

"Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.
Open draw, empty shoe, anybody's lap will do.
Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.
Anywhere! They don't care! Cats sleep anywhere"


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

On the Wings of song

I found out yesterday that my painting 'On the Wings of Song' has been selected to be part of 'Art Muse' a celebration of Music and Art, in Toronto later this month.

It will be projected onto a large screen during the performance which is based around the theme of music in the natural world. I have also been asked to make a brief presentation about the inspiration behind my painting afterwards.