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Thursday, July 12, 2018

"Santa Monica Mountains" Accepted into Southern California Inspirations .NWS Oceanside Museum of Art

Santa Monica Mountains
14 x 21 watercolor on paper
Honored to be selected for this exhibit.

National Watercolor Society: 
Southern California Inspirations,
Past and Present
December 22, 2018 - April 21, 2019

Oceanside Museum of Art

Dear Robin,


Your watermedia painting Santa Monica Mountains
has been accepted for exhibition into Southern California Inspirations, Past and Present at Oceanside Museum of Art.

This Exhibition will also include several curated works from past SoCal-based NWS members: Art Riley, Barse Miller, Emil Kosa Jr., Hardy Gramatky, Jade Fon, James Green, Jake Lee, James Patrick, Marion Wachtel, Milford Zornes, Millard Sheets, Phil Dike, Phil Paradise, Ralph Hulett, Rex Brandt, Robert E. Wood.

The mountains in Southern California are younger and more angular than in Northern California where I  have painted in the past. 
The geometry of the rocks contrasts with the vegetation in a way that is very beautiful to me.
 I often think of fabric as I paint these patterned places. 

This scene in Malibu reminds me of a madras plaid and evokes the endless summer of Southern California's climate.