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.
A big thank you to the Brookside Museum for hosting my opening last Friday. And many thanks to the wonderful people that showed up to the show, especially with the last minute notice. I appreciate all of your support! If you missed the opening, the show will continue to be on display for the rest of the month.
~ Save the Date ~
I will be having another solo show in October at the Widlund Gallery, in North Creek, NY. This show will be even larger, with about 40 of my watercolor paintings on display. The opening reception will be on October 5th, from 5-7 pm.
Beginning today, I have 30 watercolor paintings on display at the Brookside Museum Gallery. The Brookside Museum is located at 6 Charlton Street, in Ballston Spa, NY. An art opening will be held this Friday (August 3rd) from 6 – 8 pm, as part of Ballston Spa’s “First Friday” events. Regular hours for the Brookside Museum are Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, and Saturday, 12 pm – 4 pm. The show will run through the end of August.
Yesterday was the opening for the 2018 Pruyn House Juried Art Show. I’m super pleased to announce I was awarded Best of Show for my watercolor painting Winter Woods. The Pruyn House hosts a wonderful art exhibit each year, with 55 local artists chosen to show this year. Located at 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY, the show will run though May 7th.
I’m calling this watercolor painting Garden Wall. I based the painting on a photograph I took last spring, in the Vanderbilt Mansion’s gardens, in Hyde Park, NY. It was a challenging piece and I had to start over twice, in order to achieve what I wanted from it.
This is an image of my latest watercolor painting, entitled Winter Woods. The painting is based on a photograph I took last winter, on a sun-lit hike into Wahconah Falls in Massachusetts. I’m very pleased with the way the rocks turned out, and I think the rocks’ details make them the central focus of the painting.
Two of my watercolor paintings, Autumn Gold and Quiet Cove, have just been accepted into the 2018 North East Watercolor Society (NEWS) Annual Juried Show. The show runs from February 4th – March 20th at the Orange Hall Gallery, 24 Grandview Avenue, Middletown, NY. Gallery hours are Mondays – Thursdays 10 am – 8 pm, and Fridays 9 am – 6 pm.
The Colonie Art League is currently having their annual art show at the William K. Sanford Library. Work will be on display until December 29. My watercolor painting Kaleidoscope is on display, along with two of my Faces of Spring paintings.
Watching the Sun Set
This recently completed watercolor painting is called Watching the Sun Set. Based on a photograph I took while on an evening paddle in Little Round Lake, this Great Blue Heron was frozen in place watching the sun set as we kayaked by him.