Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Challenge...

The Usual Suspects
watercolor, 8" x 8"
Chris Beck

Trick or Peep
watercolor, 8" x 10"
Pablo Villicana Lara

Expanding our challenge paintings this year, Pablo and I invited 11 other artists to join us for a Halloween celebration. The results are shown in the slide show below and links for all the artists follow. Hope you enjoy the show!!

Visit our participating artists' blogs to see full-size versions of their paintings: Janet Belich, Debbie Cannatella, R. Garriott, Jeanette Jobson, Ron Morrison, Diahn Ott, Suzy Pal Powell, Terry Rafferty, Kay Smith, Deb Ward, and Brenda York.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Spotlight: Sandeep Khedkar

Monsoon Fields
watercolor, 13" x 19"
Sandeep Khedkar

By day, Sandeep Khedkar is a business consultant specializing in management training. But he has also been painting since childhood and, some years ago, began a concerted effort to transform his fascination with watercolor and landscapes into a serious body of work. Working most frequently with a palette of beautifully varied and lively greens, his paintings convey the lushness of the Indian landscape. As part of his creative endeavors, he often composes a short poem inspired by the subject of his painting.

Sandeep was recently part of a three-man show at Darpan Art Gallery in Pune, India. He has a blog -- Inspirations from Nature, a gallery on IAG (Indiaart Gallery), and a gallery/shop on the Fine Art America site. Please stop in to visit all three sites -- you'll find a large collection of his paintings in his two galleries and recent news items and new paintings on his blog.