Sunday, August 29, 2010

Painting On Location

Last Monday was painting outside with four others from the regular
group. It was a beautiful day, perfect for working outside, and we
enjoyed our time at Marino Park at Rush, State and Cedar. This small
triangle of green space was a busy spot but we found some space to set
up and choose our subjects. The small work pictured here is of the
flower filled hanging baskets on the lamp posts.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Taos Sketch

I found time during our last afternoon in Taos to do a few small
watercolors of different views from the upper deck of the house. This
one is the view to the north of the town looking at the mountain range
that is home to the Taos Ski Valley. It was a warm afternoon and altho
the clouds were building we never did get the rain we could see in the

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Taos Opening

Last night was the opening reception for this year's Taos National
Exhibition of American Watercolor. This exhibit is put together by the
Taos National Society of Watercolorists and this year they featured
works by all of the signature members in one gallery and works by
their local members in the second gallery. My painting "Pieces", the
lower painting seen in the photo, was chosen for the exhibit and I was
pleased to be able to be there for the opening. I have been a
signature member of the TNSW for several years.

Monday, August 9, 2010

IWS "Small Waters" Opening

Friday night was the Opening Reception for the Illinois Watercolor Society's "Small Waters" Exhibit at the Elmhurst Art Museum. The exhibit includes 44 original works by artists from 9 states, all of which are 144 square inches or smaller. The reception was very well attended and we heard comments from our juror, Nancy Fortunato, prior to the presentation of awards. My painting, "One Piece Of The Puzzles" is in this exhibit which will be open thru August. This show is worth seeing!