Sunday, April 29, 2018

Tower Bridge WIP 2

I have taken so long painting the background in this painting that my once daytime scene appears to have changed to to a night time one! Glazing one colour at a time and slowly building up the illusion of night isn't a fast process that's for sure!It is almost as if my time spent was mirrored in my painting as with each layer I added it slowly transformed from day to night.

I am hoping that this week I will get a chance to start work on the bridge itself. It took eight years, five major contractors and the relentless labour of 432 construction workers each day to build the real Tower Bridge. I am hoping I don't take as long to paint it!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Zoltan Szabo Founders Award

I received a very nice phone call and e mail today from the Transparent Watercolor Society of America

'Congratulations, Ona!
It is my distinct pleasure to inform you that your painting,’Broken In Transit’,  has been selected to receive the Zoltan Szabo Founders Award'

Hoping to be able to make the trip to Kenosha in June.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Studio Tour King

We had a lovely time at the Studio Tour King. Thank you to everyone who visited. It was wonderful catching up with old friends and making new ones.

The cards, prints, books and bookmarks are always a popular. My original Watercolour 'A Drop of light' and Interest-Ted were two of the originals that sold.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.

I was very happy to receive an e mail today to say that 'Vertigo' had been accepted into the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. It looks like it is going to be an amazing exhibition.

The exhibition will open on August 4th and run until September 30th at The View Arts Center, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY. 

You can see a sneak peak of the full exhibition online.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Work in Progress

We are in the middle of an ice storm here in southern Ontario... not my idea of April weather but on a positive note it's a great excuse to stay in and paint.

I thought I would step outside of my comfort zone and attempt an architecture style landscape. As you probably know I paint one colour at a time in layers.  I am painting vertically because I need gravity to help me out with the water reflections. After 3 colours the background is beginning to take shape. Does anyone recognize where it is yet?