Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Wonderful Artists at Riverside Art Center

We did a lesson in negative painting techniques Monday night during my intermediate watercolor painting class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  My painters did a wonderful job, as you can see, and we all had a great time, too.  We also celebrated my 75th birthday in great style - 3 birthday cakes!!! Thank you so much for being such a great group!  

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dwight's Shed

This is another painting for the show with Pamela Baker. (see previous post) This is a painting from the photo of Dwight's Shed.  Dwight is a friend of ours who also happens to love his shed.  I was taken with the late afternoon sunlight reflecting on the trees and tried to capture that.  The painting is 11" x 14" and is painted on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.  I apologize for the light reflections on this photo - I usually photograph my paintings before I frame, but forgot in this case.

This may be the last painting for the show - I'm running out of time!!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

An Invitation for You!!!

As you all know, Pamela and I have been working very diligently preparing works for our show together.   If you are in the area, we would love to have you join us for the Artists' Reception on October 6, 2013.  Come join us for food, fun, music and art!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

October Song earns First Place! Yippie!!!

I was pleasantly surprised to take a First Place award at the Riverside Art Center's  show this last Friday night.  The competition was very stiff and so I am honored as well as surprised.

This is the painting that took the honors - "October Song" -  a poured watercolor  finished with negative painting techniques which I finished late last year.  I posted this last November after painting this for a pouring demonstration.  The painting is approximately 16" x 20" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Needless to say - I was blown away and very happy!!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Still Life With Pitcher and Fruit

This painting, finished today, will be the subject of a lesson at my Intermediate Watercolor Class at Wapakoneta's Riverside Art Center.
This painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It is painted from a still life photo on Wet Canvas and I will post the name of the photographer as soon as I find it! :(