Thursday, March 8, 2012

Another fun stamp...

There's a new duck in the flock!!  I just added this stamp to my Zazzle shop!!  For anyone unfamiliar with the custom stamps on Zazzle, these are real postage stamps -- the postage value is not crossed out on the actual stamps.   They're approved by the USPS for mailing and you can customize the face value of the stamps, when you order, to fit your most common mailing needs.  Pop over for a peek around!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

TWSA Auction Donation: Old Salt...

Old Salt
watercolor, 6" x 6"
Chris Beck

Each year in connection with their annual awards banquet, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America holds a silent auction featuring small paintings created for the event by signature members. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Awards Fund for the next year's exhibition, and over the years, it has become a very popular part of the festivities.  

I am very pleased to have been invited to donate a painting this year. In keeping with my fascination with vintage salt shakers and other bits of vintage ceramics, I've done a portrait of this recently acquired cutie. Just love her topknot and the coy look in her eye!! 

So if you're planning to attend the reception and awards dinner for TWSA this year, keep your eye out for this wee painting. With a little luck, you might be the winner of this fun piece.

I'm also happy to share the good news that my painting "Hip Hop Bebop" was selected for the annual TWSA exhibition. The show runs from May 5 to August 5 at the Kenosha (Wisconsin) Public Museum. The awards dinner will be on June 16. I'm hoping to be there!!