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Thursday, February 27, 2014

CWS 2014 State Exhibit Opening Reception

The Baker and His Shop, watercolor on paper, 12x18

The 2014 State Exhibit organized by the Colorado Watercolor Society opens on March 4th. This is a great display of works by many of the best water media artists in the State. I am proud to have a painting selected for the show by juror Carl Dalio--I hold his opinion and critique in high regard.

The opening reception and award ceremony will be Friday, March 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30, at the Lone Tree Arts Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. A great chance to meet the juror and the exhibiting artists. The exhibit is free to the public and will remain open until March 30th.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Another from the Sketch Pad

Here is another study done without any pencil drawing on my 9x12 sketch pad. Using only planning marks made with a brush is very different from painting over a full sketch; it is not unlike painting in oils. I had used this approach before, but only in plein air and not in a series, as an exercise. I have been enjoying the challenge this represents--I have to pay much more attention to the placement of shapes of color, rather than the shapes of objects in the scene. Precision suffers, but there is a more painterly feel to it. (The photo is not great--taken with my iphone)