I enjoyed a week at a plein air workshop in Troo, France, a picturesque town in the lovely Loire Valley region. American artist, Tom Hughes, was our instructor- in- residence and we spent many days exploring the region, visiting nearby castles, villages and scenic areas where we would paint. Interestingly, I was the sole watercolorist. Our small group stayed the entire week at the lovely Chateau de la Voute in Troo, which was a very special experience in itself! A painting companion and I spent the following two weeks exploring the countryside in our rental car, painting, and enjoying the good food and scenery of Central France.
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I am heading to France in May to paint with an artist friend. This will be our second trip together. I plan on attempting small plein air watercolors as well as ipad "paintings". Weather of course, will be a factor! More on this trip to follow.
Earlier this year I attended local two-day workshop sponsored by Sacramento Fine Arts: "Shape-Shifting - Abstracting the Landscape in Water Media" with California artist, Dale Laitinen. Good group, good demos and instruction.
I have also created two new 15x22 watercolor and graphite works: 'Sacrament' and 'In Memory Of'.
I am looking forward to venturing to the east coast. I will be taking my iPad with me, so more iPad art to be created.
Often when traveling, I use my iPad to create my art. Excellent for ' En plain air'. So much fun, quick, loose and spontaneous!
Morning View From The Living Room
I am delighted to have Jazz II, a Watercolor with Graphite, 15"x 22" on exhibit at the California State Fair throughout the month of July.
The piece has been awarded both an Award of Merit in the watercolor category as well as a Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons award.
Blueline Arts Membership Medley Show July 15 through August 20
I am exhibiting 'Marsh Dawn' a 15"x22" watercolor collage at the Blueline arts Gallery on Vernon St, in Roseville. The “Membership Medley” exhibit is on display in the Croker and WestPark galleries.
I am happy to post 4 paintings I recently completed. All are watercolor and graphite on 15"x 22" paper. Titles from left to right; Prayer Flags, Jazz I, Jazz II and Many Mansions. Simply click on the image for an enlarged view.
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