Author Archives: cindihandy

All the Little Details – Part 3

Now for the final touches on my painting. Some artists would be aghast by my next decision to paint every brick… But in keeping with my intention to highlight all the details of this wonderful old building, I choose to … Continue reading

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All the Little Details – Part 2

Following the competition of the door, I painted the door cornis and window sills. I also rewet the stairs and removed as much color as I could, since I was unhappy with the original colors. I then repainted the stairs … Continue reading

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All the Little Details – Part 1

I finally finished my latest watercolor painting! I began painting this piece back in December of last year. It is entitled Autumn Welcome and is based on a photograph my daughter took last September, in the Stockade area of Schenectady, … Continue reading

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2020 Pruyn House Art Show

The 2020 Pruyn House Juried Art Show is now open. My watercolor painting, Magnolias, is on display along with 45 other local artists. The show will be on display through the end of March. The historic Pruyn House is located … Continue reading

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North East Watercolor Society Show

The North East Watercolor Society’s Annual Juried Show is now open. I have two paintings, End of the Road and Emerald Oasis, that were juried into the show. The exhibit is be on display from now until March 13th at … Continue reading

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Colonie Art League Show

The Colonie Art League held its opening for their 2019 Members Art Show yesterday. My painting Canton Bazaar was awarded an honorable mention in the Judges’ Circle. Over 80 works of art are on display in this show, along with … Continue reading

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Windows on the World

I just completed another watercolor painting entitled Windows on the World. This painting is based on a photograph of garage doors in the historic Stockade, in downtown Schenectady, NY. The antique glass of the windows made marvelous, warped reflections of the … Continue reading

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Saratoga Arts Members’ Show

My watercolor painting Magnolia will be on display at The Arts Center, in Saratoga Springs, beginning today. The shows runs through January 6th, and the gallery is open 9 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and 11 am – 5 … Continue reading

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New Painting – Part 2

The next step for my painting was to add all the intricate details on the building, shadows, awnings, and give the building some texture. Although the original building was brick, I decided to make it stucco. There were actually two sources … Continue reading

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New Painting – Part 1

After learning so much from painting Canton Bazaar last spring, I decided to do another painting from our trip to Chinatown, in San Francisco. Here is the original photo. The photo was taken at the corner of Sacramento Street and … Continue reading

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