Watercolor & Pastel
It's been a busy couple weeks in the life of this artist. After dropping off my 5 watercolor small treasures at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center I participated in an inspiring exhausting and sadly last pastel workshop with Kim Lordier at the Knowlton Gallery. Now that I had Pastels on the Brain and also all over my hands and a bit in my car, Yvonne my Plein Aire Art Buddy with a Jeep of her own took us on an adventure to Fiddletown where we found the Backside of a Ochre sandstone Building with many angled tin roofed attached outbuildings to test our skills. It was a great day full of birdsong and woodsmoke and an ever changing rain threatening sky.
That night was the annual NCA critique at the SFAC where Jan Miskulin took on a daunting task of many many pieces in so many styles and mediums. The WASH watercolor meeting also happened to fall on the Monday of a full art week and Daphne Stammer inspired with her demo of sooo many tools she uses in her acrylic pieces. I just might try a few in my next pastel.
Friday I finished up framing my accepted entry into the CWA National Show so that Saturday morning I could hit the road by 9am to deliver Wild Almonds and David Peterson's entry who's name escapes me, sorry David, by 11:30am to Pleasanton California. The best thing about hand delivering is to view all the pieces set against the walls waiting for the Juror the next day. Always inspiring and humbling to say the least. Show opens Jan. 15th at the Firehouse Gallery in Pleasanton Ca.
Now I am home preparing for Mrs. Miller 3rd grade class Snowman Landscape Painting! All the supplies are ready for some winter wonderlands to be created. Time for a cup of tea and a few digestive biscuits.
Until next time.