Upstate Waters Art Show

The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) is hosting an art show, Upstate Waters. This exhibit showcases 2-dimensionsal artwork by regional artists, representing our greatest natural resource, water. I have two paintings, Golden Pool and Lefferts Pond, in the juried show. The exhibit will be on display today through September 10th at 341 South Third Street, Northville, NY.

Golden Pool
Lefferts Pond
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Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition

The 9th Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition opens this Sunday. The show is comprised of 63 watercolor artists from across the United States. I have two paintings juried into the show, Canton Bazaar and Sheltered Cove. My third painting, Succulents, is in their small works show. I’m very pleased to announce that Canton Bazaar has been awarded the McDonaldstein Award! The show runs June 20th – July 24th, at the Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm (48 Lareau Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673).

Canton Bazaar
Sheltered Cove
Succulents
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New painting

I have just completed a new watercolor painting entitled South Inlet. The painting is based on a photograph taken while kayaking South Inlet (off Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains) last summer. The multi-colored rocks and the contrasting shadows are what inspired me to create this painting.

South Inlet

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2021 LARAC Members Show

The annual LARAC Art Show, highlighting regional artists, opens tonight. My piece Windows on the World will be on display today through June 30th. The LARAC Art Gallery is located at 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls, NY. Hours are Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm, extended hours on Thursday to 6pm.

Windows on the World

Other upcoming juried shows include the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, in Waitsfield, VT, in June, and the National Exhibition of American Watercolors, in Old Forge, NY, August-September. I’m very excited to have my work accepted into both of these amazing watercolor shows.

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Cactaceae

I just completed another smaller (8″ x 16″) watercolor painting, entitled Cactaceae. I expanded on my last painting Succulents. This time, I painted a different perspective of my daughter’s garden. Cactaceae refers to the species family that includes both cacti and succulents (plants that store their water within their bodies).

Cactaceae

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Succulents

My latest watercolor painting is entitled Succulents. During the quarantine last spring, my daughter created a beautiful, mini garden of succulent plants. Working from photographs, I created this small 6.5 inch square painting. The following slide show is the story, in pictures, of my painting’s progression.

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North East Watercolor Society Show

The North East Watercolor Society (NEWS) is having it’s annual members’ show online this year. Two of my watercolors, Enchanted Woods and Sheltered Cove, are displayed in this online show, along with 175 other watercolor paintings. The show has been set to music, performed by Geoff Hamburg, and lasts about 30 minutes. Here is the link to the show:

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December Art Show

Beginning today, I have 13 paintings on display at the Saratoga Springs Public Library (13650 Saratoga Avenue). The library gallery is currently open Monday – Tuesday, 3-7 pm, and Wednesday – Saturday, 1-5 pm. The show is entitled Colors of the Seasons and is comprised of various paintings I’ve done highlighting the changing seasons in upstate New York. The show will be on display through January 4th, 2021.

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Iron versus Iron

Last winter, I designed and illustrated local author Herb Tern’s new book, Iron versus Iron. Pre-ordering for this amazing book is now available at the following link.  http://www.herbterns.com/

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Sheltered Cove

I finally finished my watercolor painting, Sheltered Cove. I began this painting back in May, but with my kids home from school and space at a premium, I got very little painting done the last several months. In a year of many changes, my family also recently moved to a home on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Our new home also includes a studio space for me. After many years painting at the kitchen table, I have a space of my own to create my artwork. I’m so grateful and excited for this opportunity. My first order of business was to finish this painting. It was based on a photograph I took from a trip down the Raquette River. After using Windsor and Newton masking fluid for years, I tried a new product called Incredible White Mask Liquid Frisket, to preserve some whites during the painting. It worked terrific and I would totally recommend it. Here’s a sample of the grasses where I used the product.

Frisket applied and initial washes
Frisket removed after final painting on surrounding area

I also used the frisket on the grasses at the foreground of the painting. Here is the finished painting Sheltered Cove.

Sheltered Cove

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