I am pleased to share that my painting "Tooled Up", on exhibit at the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 36th Annual International Juried Exhibition, was awarded the Gibson Luckenbill RBC Wealth Management Award for Realism. With the acceptance of this painting I also obtained Signature status in the organization. I am honored by both events and send my sincere thanks to the organization that sponsored the award and to all the volunteers who worked to make the exhibit a success. If you are in the area, stop by and see the exhibit at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 38 W. Pomfret St, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Back to my brushes.
"Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality." - Nikos Kazantzakis
Just got back from my workshop that was held at the Ozark Regional Arts Council's Women's Retreat held at Stone Creek Ranch near Mountain Home, Arkansas. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and like-minded individuals, we worked on a laborious piece. What an amazing group of women - patient, yet tenacious. I'm pleased to say that their perseverance paid off. I enjoyed each and every one of my students, they were fun, energetic, and fearless. I couldn't have picked a better group if I had hand picked them myself. Many thanks to ORAC for inviting me. For your enjoyment, I have featured an image I took at the entrance to the Ranch. Back to my brushes.
"The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today." - Pope Paul VI
My spouse is doing well. We will have to wait six months to see about getting the eyeball back in the proper position. So things are looking-up at our household (no not the eye - just generally). More good news: I received word that my entry has been accepted in the Arkansas Arts Council's 2016 Small Works On Paper Touring Exhibit; and another piece will be at the Heart of America Artists' Association's Illinois River Salon. For your enjoyment I am sharing this image I took while in Seattle. While strolling by we noticed that we were getting a skosh hungry and tired. It was then we realized that it was almost 11:00 p.m. at home. Oops. Back to my brushes.
"The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself." - Wallace Stevens