Archive for March, 2020

SEASONAL NOTES SPRING 2020

Posted on: March 24th, 2020

Nearby Apple Orchard (photo)

 

After a rest from painting, I’ve been working again. Poignant Peony is the first this year. a complex design with lots of color changes and soft and hard edges. This is on Lana 140LB. cold pressed paper, which let me lift as desired

Joyous continues my Cyclamen series. it is on Lana paper too. Backlighting creates drama and interesting patterns. Notice how foliage and flower shapes merge from the light effects.

Rhapsody is another view of the cyclamen, using the same colors as above; Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Quinacridone Coral, Raw Umber, Cobalt Blue, Burnt Umber, Pthalo Turquoise and New Gamboge.

Decadent Dahlia is on a half sheet of Lana 140LB. paper. It is a close view and was like working on a puzzle. There are lots of color changes and a variety of edges. It is a very warm painting with a variety of reds and yellows along with Cobalt blue for a touch of cool. t was challenging, but fun to paint.

 

NEWS SPRING

I presently have no workshops scheduled. Any future ones will probably be local. I do have 4 digital books, a hard cover book and 2 videos on this site for those who want to see information about how I paint, my materials and more. There is also painting information in the archived issues of the Seasonal Notes from other seasons.

NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Luminous
August-September
Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Old Forge, NY

Ineffable Iris
July-September
NWS 50 Stars Watercolor Exhibition; Online

Poignant Peony
June-August
Watercolor USA National; Springfield Art Museum
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Haughty Hollyhock
May-June
Illinois Watercolor Society 36th National Online

Homeless
August 2020 Publication
Selected for the book; Splash 21 Capturing Mood; F & W Publications

Peony Aglow
May
Watercolor Society of Alabama 79th National, Center For Arts, Decatur, AL

Dappled Sun
April
Vermont Watercolor Society Spring Juried Exhibition: Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho, VT

Cyclamen Dance
March
Western Colorado Watercolor Society 30th Rockies West, CO
AWARD

Secluded
February-April 2019
Fallbrook Art Center Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, CA