Happy New Year! I hope you are off to an inspired start to 2020. I’ve been playing around with watercolors recently. It has been a while since I painted with them regularly, so I’m brushing up (pun intended).
I began this piece to experiment with techniques and water/pigment ratios in preparation for some upcoming projects, not to create a new, finished painting, but in the end it appeared to have enough going for it to stand alone. It is called Cosmic Brush.
Here’s to another year (and decade) of art adventures.
Just for fun, I reread posts from August 2014 to see some of what artistic things I did a year ago. Some highlights: finishing the Alice Moran (tugboat) painting (framed & delivered Sept. 2014), planning Pandagrams, and starting an illustration commission for Do You Have a Pebble in Your Pocket?
If you’d like to revisit those posts, too, just type a keyword such as “panda” in the search bar (top left, just under the colorful Racing Pajamas header). The results page shows several posts & pages; scroll down & click “older posts” (at the bottom of the list) to see more results.
Having looked a year back, you might wonder what new things I’m doing now. First off, I’m painting a series of shells in watercolor, and I’ll likely print a couple of them as notecards. (Previews peppered about this post.) Second, I’m celebrating that we’ve gained a blog subscriber this week–hooray! Third, I’ve been recruited to do art for a board game–fun! More on that next time.
Newsflash! My watercolor painting Tulip Trio earned “Special Merit” recognition in the Light Space & Time 4th annual Botanicals Art Exhibition!
Light Space & Time is an online art gallery that regularly holds themed juried competitions. The July 2014 Botanicals main page is here:
To find the tulips, scroll down to “Special Merit Award Category” and follow the link. The new page has information about the award, the list of category winners, and a slideshow of the artwork. Tulip Trio is the rightmost painting in the first row of the slideshow–a perk of having a surname early in the alphabet.
Following up on the post from September 21 (click here to read):
Lampoon Lane is now displayed on the main floor of the School of Government at Principia College (across from Human Resources and just down the hall from the President’s conference room).
My whimsical watercolor work, Lampoon Lane (originally Lamplight Lane), has been added to the Principia College art collection! When I learn where it is displayed, I will post the details.
To view the artwork online (in my portfolio), click here.