SEASONAL NOTES SPRING 2019

Posted on: March 12th, 2019

Sunrise From the Studio

The year was off to a snowy, sub zero start and I’ve procrastinated painting while doing paperwork and other cleaning and clearing in the studio. Here are my first efforts of the year.

 

Illuminated is a new painting on Strathmore Plate 5 ply illustration board. The palette is a simple one of earth colors and blues, mingled on the surface.

The composition is a close focus of a grouping of several rocks and the water around them. The background is minimal and hints that there is a forest.

Unfolding is a painting of a Peony bud partially opened, on Waterford 140 LB. cold pressed paper. It has warm and cool colors mingled on the surface. I painted in sections, by wetting the section and then floating colors on. I softened and lifted edges and highlights as needed. The foliage in the background has a lot of softened edges to avoid competing for attention with the flower. I also linked some of the leaves together, rather than painting isolated shapes with all hard edges.

 

 

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

Idyllic Iris
May
Illinois Watercolor Society 35th National

Topaz
June – August
Watercolor USA 2019; Springfield Art Museum, MO; This acceptance earned me Signature Membership in Watercolor USA Honor Society.

 

Haughty Hollyhock
May
Louisiana Watercolor Society 49th International;
Place St. Charles, New Orleans, LA

Tranquil
March
Western Colorado Watercolor Society 29th Rockies West, CO

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

Pansy Perfection
January 2019
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 122nd Annual Open Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC