Friday, February 18, 2011
I have been getting back into watercolors in preparation for my Intro to Watercolors class at the Y Arts Studio. Classes are pleasantly full, but still room for a few more people.
I'm really enjoying working with subtle layers of color; a big difference from my style with acrylic paint.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Just heard yesterday that my artwork in The Healing Muse Volume 10 received a favorable review. In fact the whole Muse Volume 10 received a great review by an online literary magazine source called NewPages. The reviewer described my artwork as restful and healing. Well, timing is everything. One of my paintings in the Muse is based on a photo taken at the waterfront at YMCA Camp Iroquois in Manlius. Five minutes before I took the photo the area was teeming with kids. Clothing, beach towels and camp gear were everywhere ( and I have to admit it was really colorful!!!). After the kids left, the entire mood changed, serenity reigned and I snapped the picture. A few weeks later it became the basis for the painting August Afternoon. Timing is everything!