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!!


  1. Chris, "Old Salt" will be a wonderful piece for the lucky silent auction winner. He is so cute and so expressive! Congratulations for "Hip Hop Bebop" being accepted in this year's TWSA exhibition!

  2. Thanks, Kittie -- congrats to you on your acceptance for the national show too -- I'll be looking for your amazing painting when I'm there!!

  3. Chris, I laughed with sheer pleasure when I saw "Old Salt". What a wonderful painting!!!

  4. Thanks, Kathryn -- I do love these silly salt shakers with their exaggerated expressions and I had very good luck with the watercolor gods on this one too!! Glad you like it!!

  5. Wonderful news - congratulations on yet another well deserved acceptance into TWSA!

  6. Thanks, Deb!! I'm always thrilled to get into the TWSA exhibitions -- they are definitely top-notch -- and the current exhibit venue gets five stars!!


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