Monday, February 29, 2016

Forever and Always

Drawing this over the last few days has been a fun way to pass the time. Harry, as usual, was a very willing model. Wherever I go he is always at my side so eager to make me smile.

Scratchboard on Ampersand panel 8 by 10 inches.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Harmonic Distortion

I have been quietly working away at this full sheet Transparent Watercolour for nearly a month now and finally finished it yesterday.

Everything we see is an illusion. Even our perceptions of reality are illusionary and are usually distorted by our beliefs and ideals.

Sorry I didn't share the WIP photo's with you all as I painted this but I felt it would spoil the fun of the final illusion if you knew from the onset what was there. How many musicians can you count in the whole painting? Click on the image to see a larger version and to see all the fun distortions of the musicians in the clear bell shaped glasses.


Monday, February 22, 2016

46th Louisiana Watercolor Society's International Exhibition Acceptance

'Animato Assai' has been accepted into the 2016 Louisiana Watercolor Society's International Exhibition. It is such an honor to be included with so many amazing artists!

 I love to include snippits of real music hidden in my music series of paintings. The music flying off my subject's hair in this painting is from the song 'Happy'. It seems very fitting this evening.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sweet Heart-Ted

With Valentine's Day just around the corner I couldn't resist painting this miniature Ted watercolour.

Little 'Sweet Heart-Ted' is seeking a home where he will be loved and thinks nothing would be sweeter than coming to live with you. Will you be his Valentine?

 Transparent watercolour (5.5 by 3.5 inches). 

Give somone a hug this Valentine's Day and make sure they know how much they are loved.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Flight of the Imagination and A Penny for your Thoughts

The selection of entries for the Watercolor Art Society-Houston's 2016 International Watercolor Exhibition has been completed by juror Anne Abgott, AWS, NWS and I was very happy to learn yesterday evening that my painting 'Flight of the Imagination' has been selected to be part of the exhibition.

The exhibition will take place from March 8-31, 2016

Edit: I also had notification today to say that my painting 'a penny for your thoughts' has been selected to be part of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's  40th National Exhibition. This exhibition will take place from May through to August at the beautiful Kenosha Public Museum

It's been a good 24 hours