Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...

watercolor, 17" x 13"

Kaaren Oreck

What started out as a quick second peek at the TWSA show last summer became a wonderful two-hour tour when I met Kaaren Oreck in the gallery. Her warmth and wit, coupled with her experienced artist's eye, made for a very lively conversation about art as we worked our way through the show.

Through her travels, she has found inspiration for her work from many sources -- and her current paintings based on Japanese themes represent both the simplicity and the complexity of traditional Japanese art.

Please jump over to Brush-Paper-Water to see more of Kaaren's work.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...

watercolor, 27" x 18"
Verena Heroux

I first "met" Verena Heroux after becoming a member of the Artcolony blog. I was struck immediately by the exquisite beauty of her work. She has a great eye for design and every painting features gorgeous color of incredible clarity. Her love of flowers and gardens comes through in each piece -- I wanted to stroll into those gardens and sit among the flowers, inhaling their perfumes and admiring their showy blooms.

Please run, don't stroll, over to Brush-Paper-Water to see more of Verena's work.