So far in this new year I have been very productive.
"Stitch in Time"
Watercolor, 18" x 28"
I decided to take on another large still life.
This time making use of all my stashed away sewing items.
It took about three weeks from drawing to finish and I loved every minute of it.
I am currently planning another on this subject.
My objective here was to gain good practice in painting various textures to include glass (of course!)
but also metals, fabrics, paper and the weaved basket.
having everything sit on actual pattern tissue was a last minute call that I'm very pleased with.
This is a competition piece so I'll let you know how it goes :)
Watercolor, 12" x 15"
After a large still I like to turn to florals for a bit to recharge.
This was taken from a trip to Longwood Gardens last Fall.
These beauties were at ground level of a stunning atrium.
They managed to capture a ray of sun, and my attention,
through the thick canopy above.
Watercolor, 8" x 8"
And another painting from Longwood Gardens.
The backlighting on this was a little difficult for me.
So I plan to go in and fiddle with it some more.
But the light on this was just so spectacular that I had to try.
One of those helpful learning experiences.
Watercolor, 18" x 24"
And I learned this month that I have been accepted into my second show of the year.
"Lemoncello" will exhibit in
The 2018 Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition
This painting was in the 2016 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Exhibition
and was awarded the M. Graham Award of Excellence.
It is coming to the end of it's show viability as exhibitions only allow a work to
be two to three years old to enter.
It will then go onto my website for sale.
If you are interested please contact me.
I'd love to see it find a good home:)
I have entered more competitions so far this year.
Here's hoping some of them make it through.
I do love all the opportunities
watercolorists have to show their work through the various societies
and publications. Of course, that multiplies the chances of being rejected.
But when you are accepted it's just that much more exciting.
I'll let you know how it goes!