Saturday, July 30, 2016

Exhibition Opening and Workshop News

I have taken a break from painting for a few weeks while I worked on a book I am planning to publish later this year. More details on this will follow soon.

I also taught a one day workshop in my home town of Richmond Hill. I rarely do workshops at the moment but had my arm twisted to do one here. We had so much fun!

Everyone was learning how to create smooth transitional washes and we painted a misty lake scene to practice the techniques.

Everyone busy at work!

I was also lucky enough to be able to attend the  Pennsylvania Watercolor Society opening reception and awards presentation. Thank you to all the PWS board members for making my husband and I feel so welcome at the PWS awards reception this weekend. Here are just a few photos from the day.

Me being presented with my award by Vice President Karen Frattali

with my painting 'snips, snails and puppy dog tails'

It was a LONG drive (thank you James for driving me there and back) But it was so worth it to see the exhibition, receive my award in person and meet some of the other artists too.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Looking down at you looking up at me

I wanted to tackle this portrait from an unsual viewpoint so I decided to pretend that we, the viewer, are something quite small right down on the ground and are looking up at the child.  I wonder what we are? We are obviously VERY interesting, don't you think?

Transparent Watercolour 24.5 by 15.5 inches. This was so much fun to paint.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

National Watercolor Society Reciprocal Award

I had some very exciting news yesterday evening.

'Congratulations! The Awards for this year’s Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 37th Juried Exhibition have been chosen by our Awards Juror, James McFarlane, President Emeritus, American Watercolor Society. Your painting 'Snips, snails and puppy dog tails' has been selected for the National Watercolor Society Reciprocal Award.'


I was also honoured to have the painting chosen to be on the event invitation.

The exhibition opens next weekend at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Millersberg. It continues until late August.