Archive for September, 2015

SEASONAL NOTES FALL 2015

Posted on: September 25th, 2015
Sunrise From the Studio

Sunrise From the Studio

Greetings for Fall. Summer zoomed by and was filled with events connected to my summer exhibition at Plattsburgh State Museum’s Burke Gallery. I painted a demonstration in August of a stream on smooth illustration board. Here is the finished painting. During the demonstration I was only able to complete a portion of the painting in the hour allotted. On September 2nd Mina and I were each presenters for the Friends Of The Arts luncheon. I gave a slide show of the steps of four of the paintings in the exhibition and explained my techniques.

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This is a recent painting on a paper made of stone dust called Mitz Terra Skin. The surface is very smooth, much like Yupo. The paint makes lovely textures and you can vary them by spraying into wet or damp washes with water in a spray bottle or a toothbrush. This very forgiving surface allows total lifting of color. I used new Gamboge, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Berlin Blue, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Green, Permanent Rose and Winsor Violet. Darks were built carefully by glazing rich paint mixtures with a soft quill brush. This is less likely to disturb dry previous washes. I softened edges with a soft damp brush, or by spraying to merge paint and make it flow. Notice how bright and clean the color appears.

Give this paper as try for a fun experiment. You can find it in the Cheap Joe’s catalog. I’ve only tried it for a few paintings so far, but I think I prefer it to Yupo.

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NEWS: FALL 2015

CLOSING RECEPTION OF  MY EXHIBITION WITH FRIEND, MINA ANGELOS, AWS; BURKE GALLERY , SUNY PLATTSBURGH  MUSEUM

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EVENTS AT THE GALLERY

EVENTS AT THE GALLERY

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MY DEMO AT SUNY

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

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FOREST GLOW
December
CATHARINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB 119TH ANNUAL OPEN: National Arts Club, NYC,

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HEAVENLY HIBISCUS
November
AMERICAN ARTISTS PROFESSIONSL LEAGUE 87TH GRAND NATIONAL: Salmagundi Club, NYC,

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PHLOX
October / November
MISSISSIPPI WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 30TH GRAND NATIONAL: Arts Center Of Mississippi,

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City Light
October
Audubon Artists  Society 73rd Annual  Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

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Swift Flow
September / November
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 36th Juried Exhibition, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, JUROR”S AWARD

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Summer light
October
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 69th Aqueous Open Annual National Juried Exhibition

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Sun Struck
October
Montana Watercolor Society Watermedia 2015, Mountain Sage Gallery, MT THIRD PLACE BRONZE AWARD & MEDALLION

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Cascading Stream
September
Allied Artists Of America Annual; Salmagundi Club, NYC

COLLECTIONS

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Spring Flow was purchased from the SUNY Plattsburgh  exhibition for the permanent collection of the Plattsburgh State University Museum

PUBLICATIONS

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Haughty Hibiscus
Runner up for Splash 17, North Light books

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INCLUSION IN
THE 70th PLATINUM ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF MARQUIS “WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA” 2016