CascadeDance is one of the 75 watercolor paintings selected from 674 entrees to be shown in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s first online International Open Exhibition by juror Ron Stocke. I’m honored to have my painting in such good company!
- Show opens for online viewing – Tuesday October 27, 2020 through January 1, 2021.
- Awards ceremony webinar – Friday October 30, 2020 at 6pm. Register here as a guest.
The white dahlia inspiring CascadeDance was spotted at the amazing Butchart Gardens near Victoria, BC in late summer. The lively petals danced as they unfurled out of the center and cascaded down the bloom. There’s an excitement in painting white flowers as I have a chance to invent color from the seemingly gray shadows that appear to the eye and the camera.
Time Lapse of watercolor painting
Below is a luminous white lily painting, I’m Open to You. While painting this I experimented by taking a time lapse video, reducing over 25 hours of laying in glazes to a little over 4 frantic looking minutes! My watercolor students, and those curious, might want to check out the video here on YouTube! What is somewhat unique about this painting is that the darkest darks, the anthers of the flower, advance toward the viewer instead of defining the deepest depths of shadows which are more subtle in this open bloom.
I painted other new flowers this winter which you can see in the Floralscape Gallery on my web site. Purchase original paintings through my shop that will take you to Etsy. Amazing prints of all my Floralscapes are available at custom sizes to fit your decor at both SaatchiArt and Fine Art America!
Covid Face Masks
Covid, the upcoming election and civil unrest have made for challenging times this year. I want to thank all of you who purchased the face masks of my paintings from Fine Art America that were featured on my past 2 posts. I’ve been donating half my proceeds from the mask sales to 6 different Covid relief organizations. I thank you for doing your part to keep this horrible pandemic at bay by wearing masks and staying safe so we can sooner gather with our families, friends and community.
I miss teaching, but decided not to offer online classes during Covid as I derive most teaching satisfaction from the in-person experience of seeing your paintings unfold and connecting with you. We’ll get through this pandemic and stay enriched with plenty of connection to the beauty of art and nature.
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