The North East Watercolor Society (NEWS) is having its annual juried show beginning today at Orange Hall Gallery and Loft. The gallery is located at 24 Grandview Avenue, Middletown, NY. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 8 pm, and Friday 9 am – 6 pm. The opening reception will be on March 3rd, 1 pm – 4 pm. Two of my paintings, Along the Battenkill and Garden Wall, will be on display along with 116 other selected watercolor paintings by 65 North East Region artists. There are some beautiful paintings in this exhibit! The show will be on display until March 18.
Beginning today, I have 14 paintings displayed at the Stockbridge Library Museum and Archives. It is an absolutely lovely, restored building (founded in 1862), located at 46 Main Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts (down the block from the Red Lion Inn). Please view their website for hours (closed Sundays and Mondays). Many thanks to Jenney, Terry and Mark for helping me set up the show. The show consists of a few colored pencil paintings, as well as many of my watercolors. My paintings will be on display until February 28th.
I’ve just completed my last watercolor painting for 2018. Entitled Lone Pine, this painting is based on a photograph I took in Kings Canyon National Park, in California. The pine on the edge of the cliff, as well as the trees on the far right, have been burned black by fire. In fact, the distant mountains are in a haze created by the fires that were ongoing in Yosemite when we were there. I thought the contrast between the stark, burnt trees and the soft, hazy mountains made a striking image.
Tomorrow is the opening of the Saratoga Arts Annual Member’s Show. My painting, Winter Woods, will be on display, along with over 200 other local artists. The show runs November 10 – January 4 at the Arts Center Gallery, in Saratoga Springs, NY. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday; 9-5, and Saturday; 11-5. The Gallery will be open late for the Victorian Streetwalk on November 29 and on First Night, December 31. Check out this great display of local upstate artists!
This watercolor painting is entitled End of the Road. It’s based on a photograph I took along the coast of Monterey in California, while vacationing there this past summer. The Monterey Cypress is well known for its unique shape bent by the Pacific Ocean winds. At the time I took the photograph, it was quite foggy and the ocean was not visible, silhouetting the Cypress tree at the edge of the road.
End of the Road
I got a sneak peak at the 42nd Annual International Exhibition of Watercolors yesterday and the paintings are amazing! I’m so honored to have been accepted into this show. The opening will be this Sunday, October 14th, from 2-4 pm at the Gallery at Kent Art Association, 21 South Main Street, Kent, CT. The Kent Gallery will be open Thursdays – Sundays (12-4 pm), through October 28th.
Thank you to all the wonderful people that attended my opening yesterday, especially those that traveled a long way to attend. The opening was a great success! My thanks to Jan, Daphne, the Widlund Gallery committee and the artists’ community of North Creek. You guys were great. And many thanks to Jill, Madeline and Ken for helping set everything up for the show. I really appreciate your support. The show will continue to be on display until October 30th.
Please join me tomorrow evening for my artist reception at the Widlund Gallery. I have 34 of my watercolor paintings on display! My art show will be on display for the month of October.
Friday, October 5th
Tannery Pond Center
228 Main Street
North Creek, NY 12853
One last painting for my October show… Entitled Along the Battenkill, this watercolor painting is based on a photograph I took while kayaking down the quick-moving Battenkill River. The Joe Pye Weed along the banks made a pretty scene, even on such a cloudy day of kayaking. For this small painting, I used a #1 and #00 brush to create thousands of little dots for my shrubbery and trees.
Along the Battenkill
I just learned that my painting, Winter Woods, has been accepted into the 42nd Annual International Exhibition of Watercolors at the Kent Gallery, in Connecticut. This exhibition of 100+ watercolor artists will be on display throughout the month of October.