Monday, July 9, 2012

2012 Mid-Atlantic Exhibit

Whew...Over the weekend, news leaked out that the selection results were in for the Mid-Atlantic Exhibit and since I hadn't received word, I assumed "Frosty Breakfast" missed the cut. ( "Oh well, it's all year...etc ...etc... sniff. ") But then the official word came on Sunday and it was IN. (Results had to be sent early because of the leak.) This year is especially sweet to be included because the show will be close to home & I'm hoping neighbors & friends will get a chance to see a great exhibit.
Baltimore Watercolor Society's Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition.
August 29 – October 4, 2012 at
BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20874

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I'm STILL here !

 Wow ! It's been forever since I've blogged any thing ! I'm so sorry..just incase there is any one left out there looking in. The above photo is a gathering of a few small paintings done at the beginning of the years for a show this month. A friend fro the Baltimore Watercolor Society invited me to join about six others for a show in Sykesville, Maryland.

The one below you may remember from loooong ago...I posted it as WIP and after a few missteps with other paintings, I decided to finish this one.  It is from a photo I took while in Chicago about a year ago with members of the Artcolony....another blog listed at the side.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

NAWA at Strathmore Mansion

 Last weekend was a milestone for the water color world. Six of the worlds best known, best loved artists were together for the first time to open their show at the Strathmore Mansion in Rockville, MD. These six have formed the North American Watercolor Artists and shown around the world but this was the first show where they were present at the opening and the first time some had met in person.

Meeting long time Facebook friends in person is such a fun experience but what adds to the pleasure is confirming the belief that they are warm, sincere, generous folks. I'm still smiling!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Challenge

I'm sorry to not have posted anything for so long. It was an incredibly busy ( and fun ) summer.  The leaves have changed to their "showing off colors" but as I type this, they are being sprinkled with a heavy wet snow. The area has been surprised by an unseasonal nor'easter and I am NOT ready to enjoy winter weather, yet. Thankfully,to ease me into the change of seasons, my dear friends Chris Beck and Pablo Villicana Lara invited me to take part in a Halloween painting challenge. Even though I have two black cats and a broom, Halloween is to me "All About The Candy". I hope you enjoy this painting as well as the others from the artists listed below. You can see all the paintings together on Chris or Pablos blog sites. Thanks for stopping in to check on my blog.

Chris Beck:

Pablo Villicana Lara:

Debbie Cannatella:

R. Garriott:

Jeanette Jobson:

Ron Morrison:

Diahn Ott:

Suzy Pal Powell:

Terry Rafferty:

Kay Smith:

Deb Ward:

Brenda York:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pittsburgh Aqueous Open 2011

Good news came in the mail the other day. Frosty Breakfast was admitted to the 2011 show in Pittsburgh, PA. This is a show that I remember my prof in college talking about all the time and I always thought, "Yeah, maybe someday..." . Gee wizz, I never expected that I'd be in it three years in a row ! I've had so many nice comments from friends about this painting and I'm sooo appreciative. It really was fun to do & reminds me so much of where I grew up in western PA. But it is actually from just around the corner from me here in MD.

The 65 th Annual Aqueous Open will be at Gallery Sim, 1735 E Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA from Sept 25 through Oct 30, 2011.

I'll be away for a short time starting tomorrow, but I hope to come home to more good news. Keep your fingers crossed for me and THANKS for looking in here !

Friday, July 15, 2011

Some New Works

Is there anyone still out there? I've been negelting this blog for too long. I'm sorry.'s a couple of things that have been in the works. There are sooo many completed paintings in my mind but only a few committed to paper. The bottom is from a photo I took in NYC last year when the Baltimore group went to see the AWS show. And the top is from Chicago in June when I met with the group from the Artcolony. I'm not sure when I'll be able to get back to either painting. We've had wonderful visits from friends that we haven't seen for years and next week I'll be on the road again. Until I can get back and show you some progress with these, please take some time to visit the folks at the Artcolony is on the side bar...or any of the other wonderful sites over there on the right.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Artcolony in Chicago

I'm home from a most wonderful trip to Chicago where I met with nine other artists from all around the country. The original group was to consist of more but schedules took priority and they couldn't come this trip. All of us are members of another blog called "Artcolony". Some have been members for years and had never met so they decided it was time and picked a central location and familiar area to two of our group. Without them we would have been lost...quite literally. Thank you Debbie & Mary. We toured around the city snapping thousands of reference photos for future paintings, cramming in visits to the Art Institute, the architecture boat tour, Dick Blick retailer (art supplies of course ), a zoo, botanical gardens, rides on the EL train, the "Bean" and of course reeeely good restaurants. We returned home, all of us exhausted and sore, with less money but rich with photos that should keep us busy for years and friendships that will last even longer.

Kaaren Oreck (WI), me (MD), Mary Jansen (IL), Debbie Cannatella (TX), Nita Hoyt (TX), Ellie Sethman (CA), Cindy Agan (IN), Maryiln Wear (CA), Jane Freeman (MN) & Mollie Jones