Friday, November 18, 2016

Core Sound Museum Wildlife Exhibition

'Not Your Usual Foxy Lady'

The annual NC Wildlife Artists Society exhibition at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum on Harker's Island, NC closed yesterday and I'm delighted to have won a People's Choice Award for the above painting.  Unfortunately, I didn't sell any of my paintings but it's nice that the visitors to the show thought enough of my 'Foxy Lady' to vote for it!

I was also juried into the Incubator Holiday Market in Siler City, NC and that exhibition starts this evening and runs into January.  I have three paintings hanging there and also some of the coasters that I've made from various paintings of mine.  I hope any of you in the area will take time to visit the show as it features many great artists from the area including painters, potters, jewelry makers and many items that I haven't even seen yet.

I'm still painting even though this is the big season for artists to market their work.  I just finished another rabbit for my niece and nephew who are expecting a baby this spring.  The nursery is being decorated in bunnies and I'm having fun painting some for the nursery walls!

'Spring Bunny'

Monday, November 14, 2016

Last Watercolor Class

Cardinal - watercolor

I sometimes wonder if I'll ever get the hang of transparent watercolor!  I do like the colors in this bird but much of it was accomplished by dry brushing.  The instructor uses more wet in wet techniques.

Unfortunately, the watercolor class is over and this was my final painting.  Not a masterpiece but I don't think anyone does their best work in a class.  I must say that this was one of the best classes I've ever taken as Beth really did instruct instead of it being just a class where people gathered to paint.

Friday, November 4, 2016

A Watercolor Quickie

I really have been painting but most of it is for Christmas card exchanges in some online forums.  However, I was inspired to paint this lady in a hat.  I probably won't ever become a human portrait artist but this was fun to just dash off.