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Superbloom 2019: Series from the California desert and Walker Canyon

Desert Garden 16 x 21 Lupine of the Storm 14 x 18 Coachella Valley Verbena 11 x 14 The Hills Are Alive 16 x 20 March wa...

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Winsor Newton Award at California Watercolor Association 49th National Exhibition for "Seven Layers of Spring"


Seven Layers of Spring 15 x 21

Thank you to Iain Stewart and Karen Frey for selecting and awarding one of my favorite paintings of Mount Diablo in all it's exuberant spring intensity.

This is my tenth time exhibiting in this National since 2004 when, with beginners luck I entered for the first time and was awarded the Jade Fon Award by Charles Reid. This gave me a major boost in commitment to painting time as validation I needed at the time.  This is the fourth time I have gotten an Award in a CWA National.

Iain Stewart selected 74 paintings out of more than 500 entries and Karen Frey in turn selected 25 for Awards. I use mostly Winsor Newton watercolor paints so this Award is especially satisfying.

Here is the Catalog page where my painting appears. It is great to be placed with other fabulous award winning paintings, but I wish they had not omitted the word Award in the caption.
















Reception January 12th 1 to 3 pm
The exhibit runs Jan 11 to Feb 16 2019
Firehouse Arts Center - Harrington Gallery
4444 Railroad Ave Pleasanton 94566
Admission is free to the public

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

"Winter Whites" first painting of 2019


Winter Whites 16 x 20

I am spending time learning to paint the ever changing ocean colors, forms and light.
I was drawn to the abundance of white foam here, it lent itself to being painted in watercolor with the very white white of my Arches Bright white paper being put to good use.