Monday, May 22, 2017

Best Watercolor Award for "Carmel Valley Evening Glow" from Mian Situ at the Carmel Art Festival















The thrilling moment with Mian Situ.

Carmel Valley Evening Glow 12 x 12
Best Watercolor Award Carmel Art Festival 2017
Judge Mian Situ

Here are the other paintings:

Monarch of Carmel Valley 16 x 20

I pushed myself to paint this subject at the largest size I can paint in these plein air events, it is such a monumental hill, it reminds me of a Henry Moore Sculpture.



A Morning Hike 12 x 12

I painted framed and parked during the Quick draw in 2 hours on Sunday
morning.
 I drove to Carmel River Beach Lagoon because the energy is so positive and there are lovely wildflowers in case the fog blocks the views. I concentrated my focus on the point of land and painted everything else in soft focus.


Lagoon Morning 9 x 12 Quick Draw

Quick Draw Framed
I like how it glows inside the black frame.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

LPAPA first annual Waterworks Exhibit, "Winter's Light, LaJolla Shores" and "Peak Near the Eiger" now through June 4 in Laguna Beach



Winter's Light La Jolla Shores 11 x 14



Peak Near the Eiger 11 x 14

There's something to be said for stepping out of one's comfort zone.
The San Diego Coast and a snow covered mountain in the Alps are my subjects in these two paintings.

The exhibit information
LPAPA first annual WaterWorks Exhibit
May 2 to June 4th

LPAPA in residence
Forest and Ocean Gallery
Laguna Beach

Reception  Saturday May 13th 5 to 8 pm

The entire exhibit can be seen online at daily brushwork:

http://dailybrushwork.com/grid2.aspx?OJSID=10776&OID=3&GSID=2103&pg=2