This painting is a new one done with watercolor on a surface prepared with collage and gesso. I learned this technique from one of my all-time favorite teaching artists- Gerald Brommer. Snce then, I have used it numerous times and taught the technique to a few different classes. I’ve learned from this experience, and I’m constantly amazed and gratified at how this technique can be used to achieve great results even if you’re a relatively inexperienced painter.
The painting above was awarded an honorable mention ribbon in the 2-D Painting category at the Seacoast Artist Guild Gallery’s Spring Show in April. I was thrilled to be selected as an award recipient and look forward to being an active participant in the new gallery at Market Commons. As a member of the Seacoast Artist Guild for the last few years, I am happy to see this new gallery being established at Market Commons. The more art can be promoted in our community, the better for all of us! I will have paintings for sale at the gallery when it officially opens in May 2013.
The Franklin Burroughs-Simeone Chapin Art Museum will be displaying two of my paintings in their current juried exhibition of paintings done by members of the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild. This painting as well as the one below were both accepted for inclusion in the show. I encourage you to visit our local Art Museum. It is located near Springmaid Pier and across from the Former Front Gate of the Airforce Base. The show will be going on for the Month of May. A reception for the show will be held Thursday May 2nd 5:30-7:30 at the museum. Think about joining me!