Friday, May 11, 2012

It's a Funny Art World

                                   Ebb Tide, Mixed media on paper, 15x22


I posted this painting several weeks ago as an abstract seascape. However, it was originally posted with the blue band on the top instead of the bottom. In the meantime I took it to the frame shop for a frame. When I got it home the framer had put the wire on it to hang this way. Since I had signed it vertically they couldn't have known by the signature which way I intended it to hang. I decided that as an abstract it could hang either way and entered it in our art leagues nautical themed show. I was awarded an honorable mention and I had a great time at the reception explaining to people that it was hanging upside down. The show judge saw rather ethereal masts and sails of ships in the painting. What do you see?

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Sunset Finish 11X15 watercolor
Our local Art League has a show in the spring with a nautical theme. One of the sailing clubs in the area chooses a painting from the show for their T shirt for the regatta they have in the fall. This year my painting, Sunset Finish, was chosen. I understand that I will be invited with spouse to the regatta and all the festivities. It sounds like quite an honor, indeed. 

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.