Saturday, April 25, 2009

Award at Brush Strokes Woodlands Exhibit

Brush Strokes is holding its major 2009 exhibit  at the Woodlands Auditorium lobby in Hot Springs Village from April 15 through May 31.  At our reception on Friday, April 24, I won the 2nd place prize in the professional category for my full-sheet painting High and Dry.  This painting is based on a scene I came upon at a marina in Maui, Hawaii.  The exhibit was judged by Frank Francese.

Frank Francese Workshop

This past week, I participated in a three-day Frank Francese watercolor workshop. Frank is a teriffic teacher... he teaches an approach to painting that helps one loosen up, and is a really fine, down-to-earth human being. I've posted one of the six paintings I finished at the workshop... this one in about an hour, with no pencil drawing at all on the watercolor paper! Frank finished up his week with a fantastic program for Brush Strokes, including two full-sheet painting demos. He then judged our Woodlands painting exhibit. I would recommend Frank's workshop to every watercolor organization without reservation.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Featured Artist and Gallery Changes

I will be featured artist, along with Marlene Gremillion, at Artists Workshop Gallery at 810A Central Avenue in Hot Springs during the month of May. My paintings will include rural landscapes, inland and coastal seascapes, and urban landscapes. Please join me at my reception on Friday, May 1 from 5 to 9 pm during Gallery Walk, and say "Hello"

I have left ArtChurch Studio, and am now represented at the newest Hot Springs gallery, Gallery 726, located at 726 Central Avenue. Its grand opening is also during Gallery Walk on May 1.

And I have a painting on display at the Celebrating Women exhibit at the Mountain Spring Water Company during this same Gallery Walk.

I hope you can attend Gallery Walk on Friday, May 1, and enjoy the evening's art activities.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

MSW Website Coordinator

I've recently taken on the job of Mid-Southern Watercolorists website coordinator.  I don't actually maintain the website itself; my job is to interface between MSW and the website administrator to ensure that the data on the website is up to date.  We've just gone through a large update process for members and the annual exhibit images, but there are always small changes to be posted.  Take a look at the website at