Saturday, October 06, 2018

First Show of the Season

My Magnolia
Watercolor 15 X 15

October is the beginning of the art show season here. The first show at the art league was to be specific to our area of southwest Florida. I have a magnolia tree that blooms every spring and I love to take pictures of the flowers and paint them. This is one of the pictures that I entered into the show. It got many compliments but no mention by the judge. And that's they way it goes at art shows! There were many fine paintings entered, we are a group of very talented artists and the competition is steep but most of us are very supportive of one another. Artists make pretty good friends, I think. We have a nice opening reception with food and wine. It's good to be back in the swing of things.


  1. Jan, well the judge must have been blind... this is beautiful.
    Not only one of my favorite flowers to paint, besides sunflowers, but you've done it so well...
    Why don't you do more watercolors?

    1. Thanks Barbara, I'm always amazed at some of the things that judges pick and I remember that it is always subjective and one person's opinion. I've learned not to take it personally and just paint what I like to paint, period.