Monday, April 27, 2015

A little painting gets the spotlight.

It was so nice to recieve this e-mail last week.

Greater Norristown Area Art League - 
Features Six Committee Selected Artists

Congratulations! Your work has been chosen to be included in the GNAL show at the
Green Wolf’s Village Barn show in Skippack, PA for the month of May. 
There will be a wine and cheese reception with the artists on
Friday May 1st from 5-7pm. 

"Sapphire", original watercolor, 8" x 10" with frame 16" x 18",
will be on display and available for purchase.

I just finished preparing this little painting for the show.
I found this vintage frame in an antique shop and I think it compliments the painting very well.
Whenever possible I like to find a one of a kind frame especially for a particular painting.

The back was in rough shape and the picture it came with was tossed aside.
But the corners were solid and no chips anywhere within the frame.
And with a little furniture polish, window cleaner and fresh backing 
it now looks like a professional framing, as it should.

The GNAL is my local art league.  They do a fantastic job of making venues available 
for its members to show their work.  This is my second GNAL show to be juried into.

A local art league provides these show opportunities as well as great classes, demos and lectures.
A very active member of GNAL is James McFarland, 
the current president of the American Watercolor Society (not too shabby!).  
And last Fall he gave a slide presentation of all the entries into the Aud'Aquarelle world wide watercolor competition, of which he was one of the jurors. 
He talked about what worked and what didn't, which he liked and why, etc. 
Possibly the most enlightening lecture I've ever had the pleasure to witness.

 But what local art leagues really provide is contact with other artists in your area.

Well, back to work! 
I've got something started and will be back once I really get it underway.
Thank you. Have a good week!


  1. The blues in this painting are to die for! The frame accents the work beautifully, what a great find! All the best for the show!

  2. Thank you so much Celia. They are really preparing a nice reception with live music, wine and cheese. Fancy!

  3. Your beautiful painting was shouting, "Put a frame on me," and you chose the perfect one. Congrats!!


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