A Good Quarter for Art

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My self-supporting hobby—as opposed to my money-pit writing hobby—is painting in watercolors.

I took up watercolors in 2003, under the tutelage of Susan Hinton, NWS. Since then I have joined the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, the Virginia Watercolor Society and the Lee Artists Association.

I paint with transparent pigments (no white or black) on watercolor paper and canvas. As you can see, my approach reflects my former years of painting oils. I like dramatic contrasts and fully-saturated colors, taking advantage of a few tricks which only watercolor allows.silver maple burst sm

My paintings have been selected for inclusion in the Great Eight Exhibition (Wichita, KS), the Rocky Mountain National (Golden, CO), the Western National (Grand Junction, CO), the International Watermedia (Colorado Springs, CO), several annual Virginia Watercolor Society member shows, and other exhibits in Colorado, Kansas and Virginia. I often exhibit at Windermere Art Gallery in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

Ashland Winter 2 smRecently I exhibited a one-man show at Westminster-Canterbury Richmond, a retirement community, and sold four paintings, the most I’ve ever sold at a single event. Thumbnails of those paintings accompany this article.

 

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The banners that rotate over the top of this blog are details from my paintings. Other samples of my art may be from at my gallery on Flickr.

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7 thoughts on “A Good Quarter for Art

  1. All of “us” love your paintings. You and my father, also a watercolorist, would have enjoyed each other. He told me that it was harder, yet more fun, to work in watercolor. He’d swish the paper in a bathtub, let it drip dry and hurry to his studio. To me, as a child, the rest was magic. Thanks for posting.

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