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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Northwest Watercolor Society
Waterworks 2009 Exhibition
October 23 - November 23

I am so excited to say that my painting "Ready or Not" was accepted into my first international exhibit, the Northwest Watercolor Society's Waterworks 2009 Exhibition!

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on October 29 from 6-8 pm at the Kaewyn Gallery. The gallery is located at 10101 Main Street Bothell, WA. For more information check out the info on the Northwest Watercolor Society website.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Bird, A Stone, A Letter Exhibit

Exhibit of Watercolor Painting
I just checked out this exhibit online, my painting is featured on the second page at their online gallery There is some really great art and quite the variety. If you are at Granville Island between now until Oct 4th check it out :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Group of Miniature Watercolor Paintings

Group of Miniature Watercolor Paintings
Here is a shot of all my miniature paintings to date framed and ready for the market (see photo below). I love the little black frames, I think I am hooked on the black frames and white matts for my art, it really sets off the colors.
I took the photo on my window ledge at night so it is a little dark but gives an idea about how they look all done up :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Farmers Market

Coquitlam Farmer's Market with MyArtClub
What a beautiful day it was to take part in the farmers market! Cam Anderson from MyArtClub set up a great plan to help promote local artists as well as the Farmers Market. He invites a local artist to participate each Sunday and they offer raffle tickets to be drawn at the end of the month.
Each prize is a gift certificate in increasing amounts to purchase art from local artists directly from the artist. The winner can purchase from one or more artists until the value of the ticket is spent...I bought several tickets :) Check it out at http://www.myartclub.com/market.php

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Miniature Watercolor Painting - Seascape 2

This is my second miniature watercolor seascape of which I plan to paint several more using the same color palette but exploring different compositions and wave/rock formations. I am keeping them rather loose without a huge amount of detail, very different for me, for a change of pace and to see how much I can capture with just simple brushstrokes.
Of course I should be framing some pieces and getting ready for the Farmer's Market tomorrow as I have to be there at 8:30am (yikes) but who wants to pack up stuff when you can be painting?!??!!? Oh well, there is always tonight :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Watercolor Seascape Miniature

Watercolor Seascape Miniature - Landscape Painting
I thought I would take a break from the flowers for a bit and try my hand, or should I say my brush at a seascape :) The colors are a bit subdued online as the warm sunset is much richer in life but it is close.
I loved painting all the texture on the rocks and I am quite happy with how they set off the sky and the water.
This is another miniature measuring 3x4" for the actual painting on a 5x7" piece of Arches watercolor paper.
I will have to frame some of these miniatures and take a group photo as they will look really cool all in a grouping. I plan on taking several of these to the Farmer's Market next Sunday so I guess I better get busy!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Miniature Watercolor Flower Painting - Blue Bells

Miniture Watercolor Flower Painting - Blue Bells
This is a miniture watercolor painting of bluebells that I just completed (imagine it not slanted and greyed out from the photograph ;))
All the paintings in the series measure 3x4" on a 5x7" paper so that they fit into a standard 8x10" frame. Next up, some red flowers!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Miniature Watercolor Flower - Yellow Twist

This is another flower in the series of miniature watercolor paintings I am working on. Again the photo is quite poor, I will have to try to take a scan of it or play with the white balance on my camera as I think all the white is throwing the colors off.

I thought about doing a few leaves on this one but wanted to keep it very simple to emphasize the twisty shape in the flower.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Miniature Watercolor Flower - Yellow Pansy

Watercolor Flower - Yellow Pansey
This is my latest painting of a yellow flower painted in watercolor for a series of minature flower paintings that I started this week. The image size is only 3x4" which for me is pretty small and the green border is painted with the same colors used for the stems. The colors are much more vibrant in real life, I am still camera challenged after all this time...or should I say lighting challenged!
Each flower in the series will have the same green border painted on and will be matted with a white matt set in a black frame so they can be mixed and matched or displayed on their own.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Oct 9 - Oct 23 - Art Visions 2009

Art Visions 2009 - Better Days Watercolor Western PaintingMy painting, Better Days, has been selected for the Art Visions 2009 Exhibit. Art Visions is a juried national Federation of Canadian Arists exhibit with awards and prizes awarded.

The opening reception and award ceremonies will be held on Friday, October 9 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. The show will continue until October 23, 2009.

The Kelowna Fall Wine Festival will be running at the same time as the art show so it should be alot of fun.