Monday, March 27, 2017

2014 CWA 44th National Exhibit

Some things I missed so I'm catching up and posting it now to document. Three years ago, 2014, "Rhode Scholar" was accepted in the California Watercolor Association National Show.  These were the flyer/announcement and my painting.

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CWA 44th National Show 2014

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Rhode Scholar - Watercolor 22X30

Friday, October 04, 2013

Emerging Artists "Ones to Watch" 2013, Artists Network

The Press Release is out... I am now able to share this great news with you!  

Two of my paintings are going to be featured in the Watercolor Artists Magazine, December 2013 issue. Look in the Emerging Artists Ones to Watch 2013 section. I will post my paintings here soon so please stay tuned...

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Koi Generation I, II, and III

Back in March 2013, I sold Koi Generation I. My client then commissioned two more paintings that I named Koi Generation II and III. Here they are... 
Koi Generation I  Watercolor & Fluid Acrylic 11x15 140# Arches paper.
Koi Generation II  Watercolor & Fluid Acrylic 11x15 140# Arches paper.
Koi Generation III Watercolor & Fluid Acrylic 11x15 140# Arches paper.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Whirligig - Osteospermum

Here is one of my newer flower painting done in watercolors. I have discovered Quinacradone Magenta and Permanent Rose to make brighter and cleaner reds...
 I found this beauty on one of my walks and couldn't wait to include it on the series I am doing on gardens in my neighborhood. I didn't know what species it was so I turned to the Internet for research. Their scientific name is Osteospermum, Whirligig for short.

Watercolor 14x20 inches on 140# Arches watercolor.
It showed at Blackhawk Gallery, Danville, CA from November 2012 to January 2013.

Original available...
Updating my website to show my latest works and changing the look to make it more professional and clean. So I decided to write more information here in my blog. I've been wanting to challenge myself to paint more and now I have to so I can keep up with gallery shows and projects. Please visit my website:

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

First Awards!

Entered 4 paintings for my Third Show with Livermore Arts Association and two of them won an award! These are my first Awards ever, I'm so excited, It's Surreal... Held at "The Barn" in Livermore, CA,  there were 90 Artists participating and over 160 entries. I'm new to the group and was told that it was not easy to win contests because Tri-Valley is so rich with very talented and great Artists. This is a tremendous honor and blessing...

"Grace" won Honorable Mention, Watercolor Category, LAA Spring Show 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Saying Goodbye to Koi Generation

In March 2012, I entered this painting on my first Juried Art Show at John Muir Aspen Surgical Center in Walnut Creek, CA with the CWA. It received a score of 5 out of 5 and was a finalist. It sold within the first week and my client commissioned me for two more. What a great blessing... my first sale after joining art groups. I dedicate this painting to Nicholas Simmons: mentor, rock star, friend :)

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Abandoned Flower

I found this abandoned painting from 2009 in my storage shed and thought I could save it. The beauty of 300 lb. Arches Watercolor cold press is it allows you to fix most unwanted marks and achieve deep rich colors... yummmy! So I decided this will be my first step-by-step demo here. I wish I had taken photos from the drawing stages, but this will do for now...