National Watercolor Society's Traveling Exhibit will be on display October 1st-30th, 2016 at the Southern Arts Society, 301 N. Piedmont, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. SAS is the only Southeast location to showcase this amazing collection of water based media. The traveling exhibit consists of 31 paintings by artists from around the world who were selected for the traveling show after being juried into the prestigious NWS International Exhibit held in San Pedro, California last year. If you will be in the area or are planning on traveling to this area, be sure and put this on your list of things to do. It was a pleasant surprise to be on the flyer. I used to live in North Carolina so it feels a bit like a homecoming. Back to my brushes.
"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process." - Max Eastman
I'm pleased to share that my painting "The End of the Line" has been accepted in the SouthWest Artists: Art of the Heartland National Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display from September 28th through November 1, 2016 at the Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, Mena, Arkansas. Many thanks to the selection committee and congratulations to all the accepted artists! Back to my brushes.
"Life. It gives you vision, but you can't acquire it if you're afraid of keeping score." - Pat Summitt
I took a real vacation with my youngest. Hmmm...guess where we went. We had a great time, but I had to recover upon returning home. Seriously, it must have been 120 degrees on that pavement. I only got one afternoon to catch up before I had to get the packing and shipping completed for an exhibit. Then I received the news that my entry has been accepted in the National Watercolor Society's 96th Annual International Exhibition which will be on display October 22 through December 18, 2016 at NWS Gallery, 915 South Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, California. Congrats to all the other selected artists! I've already seen some of the accepted paintings posted on Facebook and I am elated to have my painting included in the mix. A heartfelt thank-you to the Jury of Selection: Frank Webb, Chair; Paul Jackson; and Myrna Wacknov. Back to my brushes.
"For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." - Khalil Gibran
I did finish. I am taking a well deserved break. A quick hello to anyone seeing my work at the Grants Pass Museum of Art. I added an art documentary review as my last project before I powered d...o...w...n.
"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." - Anne Lamott
Yup. Almost finished. I keep putting this painting on the floor and walking by it to see if anything makes me purse my lips. Only one area is bothering me now, and that will soon be remedied. So by the time you read this it will be done. Yes! Back to my brushes.
"The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake." - Meister Emkhart
A quick note...
I've been extremely busy. I'm trying to finish this piece that I have been working on for a particular entry and it is so detailed and time consuming. Almost the entire painting is done with a Size 1 liner brush. It is predominantly one color and a continuation of my Revolutions series of paintings. It is 95% freehand work, which has been a lot of fun. My plan is to finish it this week. I have added a very short review on my art documentary review page. Back to my brushes.
"If it seemed easy, then that would be the time to worry that I am on the wrong path." - Anne Perry