Warm greetings to you as we celebrate the Holidays and welcome the new year. Over the past year I produced many new paintings. I was fortunate to have some juried into 15 national exhibitions and I was honored with two awards from those exhibitions. I taught a one day workshop at View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY in August. Below are some of my new works.
Fall Flow is painted on Strathmore plate illustration board. Wonderful textures can be achieved on it. The slick surface also allows easy lifting. The palette is Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Coral, French Ultramarine and Cobalt Blue.
Tethered was painted on Lanaquarelle 140LB paper. This surface allows some lifting and that let me lift some highlights on the stern of the boat, however, I found that property made it difficult to achieve the darks with some glazing. The new layer lifted as the brush touched the surface. I persevered and the result is ok, even though the paper was uncooperative.
Radiance was painted on Jack Richeson 140 LB. cold pressed paper. This allows some lifting, but also supports glazing in layers. This is a warmer painting than Tethered, but there are subtle cool blues and aqua mingled into shadows for interest.
Cyclamen Dance, on Waterford Rough 140 LB. paper allowed lifting and glazing. The photo I had taken of this plant had lovely backlighting and that became my subject. I painted around the whites and lights and mingled color carefully in sections, painting wet in wet in each area. Glazing was minimal, but helped me get deep enough values in the foliage and flower shadows. I used Raw & Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Coral, Permanent Rose, Winsor Purple, Berlin Blue, Pthalo Turquoise and New Gamboge.
NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS
Rockies West 26th National Watercolor Exhibition; Western Colorado Watercolor Society
February – April
Fallbrook Art Center 9th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition; CA
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 121st Annual Open Exhibition; National Arts Club, NYC
American Artists Professional League 89th Grand National Annual Exhibition; Online Show