In reality, this is titled "Rhapsody in Blue" and will be hung in a group show with works by 20 other members of Allied Artists West. The theme (picked by that committee I mentioned a few posts ago) is "Wet 'n' Wild." Hey, don't look at me -- I was an innocent bystander!! Anyway, I painted all the lines in with iridescent paint to give it that "wild" look, but sadly, they didn't show up in the scan. If you live in the area, stop in to see the show at the Pacific Grove Art Center. It will hang until April 2.
Now on to other matters. I am grateful to Diahn Ott for pointing out that Brush-Paper-Water had been featured in a blog post by Grace Dobush of The Artist's Magazine. To top that off, Diahn gave me my very first blog award and I'm sending the love back her way and forwarding it on too.
I've been thinking all day about what seven things I would list as my favorites. It quickly became apparent that I could have completed the list with various foodstuffs, but that seemed a little lopsided. With a bit more thought, I decided to try to cover all the senses, plus two extras:
- purple crocuses.
- dark chocolate.
- Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.
- apple blossoms.
- comfy old clothes.
- planning new paintings.
- to laugh.
- Pablo Villicana Lara -- for being an all-around great watercolorist and my challenge painting buddy.
- Myrna Wacknov -- for sharing your amazing creativity so freely.
- Diane Hoeptner -- for your fun paintings and for encouragement as I started blogging.
- Sandy Maudlin -- for your wonderful experiments with watermedia.
- Lisa Faulkner Wright -- for "old school" memories and wonderful on-location sketches and paintings.
- Tracy Hall -- for the most incredibly detailed miniature paintings.
- Brenda York -- for making me giggle with your whimsical paintings.