Category: Watercolor

Red pail

Beginner to intermediate watercolor classes start at the Cocoa Beach Library tomorrow, Thursday, Oct.13th at 10 am.  In addition to our usual 1/4 sheet paintings, I’m going to have students create 4″x6″ mini paintings.  The mini paintings will fill the drying time involved in the larger paintings.  They will be simple and give the students the opportunity to try various techniques on a smaller scale.  There are still a few spaces left.
Watercolor students
My watercolor class shows their work

This is such a busy time of year for artists in Florida after the summer doldrums.  For me, Central Brevard Art Association’s annual Heritage Isle show is coming up on November 12th & 13th.  I have nothing new available for that yet.  My watercolor classes at the Cocoa Beach Library start October 13th.  I have nothing prepared for that yet.  I’ll be in a show at Art Gallery of Viera in November.  I’m actually working on a few pieces for that one!  And that just starts the show season for me.  I’ve spent a lot of time in the studio lately, but I don’t seem to be making any headway.  I know I’ve said I work well under pressure, but good grief, if I don’t show some progress soon, well… that’s just not an option.  I could probably benefit from some time management training.  But who has time for that!?!  Any artists with any secrets to success out there?  I sure could use a few pointers.

Watercolor painting on paper

Bamboo Moon

 Be sure to stop by Art Gallery of Viera this Saturday night, August 13th, from 6-9 pm. for an island experience at our Tropical Daze art show’s opening reception.
My paintings, Bamboo Moon, seen at left, Bamboo, Man Over Board, and a framed (#1)  giclee print of Beach Baby are included among artwork by Art Gallery of Viera artists, as well as several guest artists.  There will be live steel drum music, live tropical birds, refreshments and more!  Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy art that suits our Florida lifestyle.  Mediums from acrylic to watercolor and silk to jewelry will be available for purchase.  Meet the artists who create this lovely work and learn more about the talents that surround you here in Brevard County.
Watercolor on paper
Beach Baby

My beautiful “Beach Baby” painting sold at Art Gallery of Viera today and will be living at the ocean where he belongs.

This painting was accepted into SAL’s juried “Go Green” show and was exhibited at the Brevard Art Museum as well as FIT library.  He won 2nd place in 2009 CBAA show and was used to promote the show the following year.  Bye bye, Beach Baby.

New Exhibit

Watercolor with Collage
Today’s Bouquet

I just finished hanging several pieces of art, in various styles and mediums, at Merritt’s Table.  (Thanks, Laura & Chris)

If you haven’t been there, Merritt’s Table is a fine dining establishment, located at 170 N. Grove Street on Merritt Island.  The restaurant specializes in using all fresh ingredients and the menu is constantly changing.  Stop in for some fine food, exceptional wine and enjoy some fine art while you’re there.

Art Gallery of Viera’s new exhibit features artwork that responds to the request of many of our visitors,  “I’m looking for something to go over my couch”.  ad for March show  Join us on Friday, March 11th from 6-9 pm for some classic movies and popcorn and see this new display.

  SPLASH 2011This weekend!  Come out and see some of the very best watercolor art anywhere.  Lots to see, lots of fun.  Rain or shine, you’ll have a great time.

2011 is promising to be an exciting year.  Spaces magazine came in my Florida Today newspaper this morning with an awesome article about Art Gallery of Viera.  Go to click on current issue and find the article on pages 20-29.  Beautiful pictures of the gallery, the artists and the artwork.  My picture is on page 28 and that’s me in front of the gallery on the first page of the article.


Joy to the World

The Central Brevard Art Association is holding it’s 5th Annual Holiday Art Show this weekend.  The show runs from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, November 13 th and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, November 14 th at the Heritage Isle Clubhouse.   I am featuring my newest painting, “Joy to the World”, available as prints or greeting cards.  I will also be holding a raffle to benefit the Youth Scholarship Program I chair for CBAA.  Two artists have donated original pieces that will awarded this weekend.  Directions:  Take Wickham Rd. west past the traffic circle to Legacy Blvd.  Turn right onto Legacy, into the Heritage Isle community and follow to the end.  See you there!

Both of my submissions to Strawbridge Art League’s “Go Green” Juried Show have been accepted.  Look for them (“Beach Baby”, watercolor & “Bottlebrush Pruned!” ,wood sculpture) at the opening of the show scheduled for Saturday, November 6th from 3-5 pm at the Brevard Art Museum.

Watercolor Painting

Beach Baby