It’s time once again for the Saratoga Arts’ 10×10 Show. The show will be on display from July 8th through September 2nd at The Arts Center Gallery, in Saratoga, NY. Over a hundred local artists will have work on display. All artwork measures 10×10 inches in size and is for sale for $100.
I have three watercolors on display entitled Spring Faces I, II and III.
Spring Faces I
Spring Faces II
Spring Faces III
My latest watercolor painting is entitled Kaleidoscope. The reflection in the water dominates the scene and displays a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. I carefully preserved the floating leaves in the water with resist, then painted the water in an abstract manner with thousands of little dots.
The Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society’s annual show is now open in Glen Falls, NY. My paintings, Cliff’s Edge and Lapland Lake, are on display through the end of June in the Crandall Gallery.
I’m happy to announce that I had two watercolor paintings selected to be part of the juried 2017 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition. Trillium, Geyser Island Spouter in Winter and Merganser (as part of their Small Works Show) will be on display for the months of June and July. The opening will be on June 18th from 5-9 pm, at the Red Barn Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont.
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The following image is a watercolor painting of my son, admiring the frozen lake view while skiing at Lapland Lake, in the Adirondack Mountains. It was a beautiful, sunny winter day. The sun is blocked by the large tree in the foreground of the painting, casting deep shadows across the snow. The painting is entitled Lapland Lake and is 11″ x 14″.
Yesterday afternoon, the Pruyn House 2017 Juried Art Show had its opening reception in Latham, NY. The show juried in 60 local Capital Region artists. My painting, Autumn Gold, was awarded 2nd place in the show! The show will be on display for the month of April.
My latest watercolor painting is entitled Autumn Gold. It is inspired by a beautiful tree I photographed last autumn, on a cliff’s edge, at Peebles Island. Despite the overcast day, the leaves on this tree were very vibrant. The painting is 16 x 20 inches in size, and the leaves and thin branches were all done with a #00 brush. Needless to say, it took me a very long time to paint!
Last night I attended the opening of the Colonie Art League’s Annual Juried Show. It was a packed house with 84 local artists on display. I’m very happy to announce that I was awarded Best of Show for my watercolor painting, Island. The show will be on display at the William K. Sandford Library (next to the Times Union building) for the remainder of the year. A small works show of the juried artists is also on display at the entrance to the gallery.
The Saratoga Arts Annual Members’ Show is currently on display at the Art Center, in Saratoga, and will also continue until the end of the year. The gallery will be open late on First Night as well. My painting, Geyser Island Spouter in Winter, is on display in that show.
Frequent visitors to Peebles Island will recognize this amazing tree. On the steep precipice near the water’s edge, this giant tree is holding on, in spite of the soil being gradually washed away over the years. The intricate root system is fascinating from all angles.
My latest painting is called Window. This painting is based on a photograph I took looking out of the British ruins at Fort Crown Point, in New York. Sometimes while painting, the part that gives me the most trouble, turns out to be the best executed. In this case, it was the cement wall. Six layers of watercolor paint and scrubbing it with a paper towel did the trick. I love the way the texture of the cement came out in the end.