The Sketchbook Project

With the 4x4 painting completed and mailed back to the Brooklyn Art Library, I can now begin to explore this new project. As you can see below the package arrived today and inside the envelope I found a poster, instructions, and a 5 x 7 sketchbook. All I have to do now, is select a theme from the list and begin to create. After I have completed the book, it will be sent back to the gallery, digitized, and then catalogued. Now, which theme from the list should I choose? Send me a message with a suggestion. 

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The Canvas Project

This tiny 4x4 painting is heading back to the Brooklyn Art Library in NY. What a great project! The library sent each participating artist a different word to base their painting on. I got the word 'ragtag'. It means unkempt; a misfit. I had to sit on this word for a while, but this is what I created and it's heading back this week.

When the piece returns to the library, it will be sent back out into the Canvas Project community to a fellow artist's home as a way to make connections with other artists from around the world. Before it's sent out though, all canvases will be cataloged into a visual encyclopedia and then printed into a book. Can't wait to receive both.  

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Ragtag

for The Canvas Project, Brooklyn, NY

My travelling painting. First stop? Quincy Gallery in Florida.

Some more great news! My painting "Summer Memory" is now in an exhibit in Florida. Thank you to the International Fine Art Exchange Association for including my piece in their exhibit. The show is at the Quincy Gallery in Florida and will run from May 7th to May 21st. 

After this exhibition has ended, all paintings will be sent to South Korea to be shown there as well. More information on that exhibit will be posted at a later time. So please, stay tuned!  

 

Exciting News

I'm very proud to announce that my pea pod watercolour study was accepted into Anna Mason's brand new watercolour book entitled, "Anna Mason's Watercolour World". It has finally arrived and I can not be any happier! The pea pod was completed using video tutorials available in Anna's online school. She had requested that students from the school submit their work and provide a brief quote explaining their experience about sharing our work with one another and how this communication was helpful in assisting our artistic practice. Well, I was one of six artists selected. I am so very happy to be part of this book. It is a wonderful resource to have and I highly recommend it to all who want to get back into watercolours or who would like to hone existing techniques or just learn something new. 

Before stumbling upon Anna's online school while surfing the internet, I hadn't touched watercolours in a few years. Her step by step instruction was a great way to get back into the medium and she also introduced new techniques that I added to my existing repertoire. A great big thank you to Anna for inspiring me, and many others, to pick up our brushes and give watercolours a go.