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CaliforniaWatercolor.com in the Early California Style Award in 8th Annual Signature Watermedia Exhibition

Curry Point November just won the CaliforniaWatercolor.Com Award  (In the Early California Style)  in the 8th Annual Signature American Wa...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

CaliforniaWatercolor.com in the Early California Style Award in 8th Annual Signature Watermedia Exhibition

Curry Point November just won the CaliforniaWatercolor.Com Award 
(In the Early California Style) in the 8th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center. 
The exhibit runs February 5th to March 19th.
The juror was Dale Laitinen.


Caption: Curry Point November , 21 x 21, plein air watercolor on paper

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ventura Beach work in process




"Ventura Beach" is a studio painting from a photo I took last summer. It has been way too rainy to go out and paint in the rain so I am doing coastal paintings in the studio. I much prefer painting from direct observation but the atmosphere of this coastal summer fog is a lot like the weather we are having now.
This may not be finished, I am putting it aside for a week or two to make sure.
I am missing summer right now and have wanted to paint one of the iconic life guard stations for a long time.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Curry Point November in Signature American Watermedia Exhibit 2017

Curry Point November 21 x 21

Curry Point November Framed



I am showing a photo with me in it to show scale, this is a pretty large painting for plein watercolor.
Thank you to Juror Dale Laitinen and the Fallbrook Art Center for presenting this for the eight time.
Since this is going to a watermedia exhibit , it is framed in a traditional matted format.

Here is the exhibit information:

Signature American Watermedia Exhibition 2017, 8th Annual
Fallbrook Art Center
Feb 5th to March 19th  Opening Reception Saturday Feb 4th, 5 to 7 pm.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Study from Santa Cruz, Winter Sky over Santa Cruz


Winter Sky over Santa Cruz
I did this the same trip as Cypress Hush, intending it to be a learning experience, winter light and clouds are not my forte. I like it as a plein air piece trying to get the light right with careful attention to value and color.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Quieter side of California: "Cypress Hush"

Cypress Hush 9 x 14

This was painted during a quick trip last weekend to Santa Cruz, at Lighthouse State Beach in the fog, then rain. On trips like these, I like to push myself to try new subjects,  and new ways of seeing and painting. The challenge here was to be very careful of the values and the quietness of the colors without being dreary. I am happy with the mood  in this one, a far cry from the colorful brocade of Mount Diablo's slopes

Monday, November 28, 2016

Headlands' Shadow in Holiday Treasures at the Debra Huse Gallery, Balboa Island


Headlands' Shadow 6 x 6 watercolor on paper

This exhibit is  both an invitational and national juried exhibit in Southern California in one of the most beautiful galleries. I am excited to be included with these Master Artists!

The invited artists are:


Zufar Bikbov, Kevin Courter, Gil Dellinger, Karl Dempwolf, Kathleen Dunphy, Aimee Erickson, Debra Huse,
Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Michael Obermeyer, Colin Page,
Camille Przewodek, 
Lori Putnam & Randall Sexton


The exhibit opens Friday, December 2.
For more information, please visit
 http://www.debrahusegallery.com/