Rather than curling up in a ball and waiting for spring, I decided to look at my successes and memorable moments from the past year. With a blog, it's really easy to do that. And I was uplifted to see how many good things had happened in my art life this past year.
January: I reworked the painting Convocation II which later sold. My painting Blue Moon Heron was accepted in the Fallbrook Art Center Signature American Watermedia Exhibit. (That was a big WOW for me.)
|Convocation II SOLD|
|Blue Moon Heron|
March: Convocation I was accepted to the Expressions West Exhibit at Coos Art Museum, I hung paintings at Zenon's Restaurant, and sold another heron painting.
April: I had a wonderful time in Albany serving as the President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, then attending the week-long workshop afterwards. The instructor, Mary Ann Beckwith was a fount of knowledge. (The kite painting was produced in the workshop.)
|Food Chain SOLD|
The paintings I did around this time were several easy watercolors to teach to a large crowd on the ship and two small pieces inspired by my travels. One sold immediately.
|Balcony Bouquets: Canary Is.|
|Cruise Painting (1 of 5 projects)|
|Climbing to Heaven: Bath, England|
July: The month brought summer fun with rafting. This time on a river inspires more ideas for art and greater connection with the earth.
|Middle Fork Salmon River Vista|
|Sing Me The Legends|
September: I was commissioned to paint a 75th birthday gift. My time on the rivers and the self-reflection led me to create the first of my River Tapestry Series.
|River Tapestry #2|
|River Tapestry #1|
|Umpqua River-Commissioned Work|
|Blue Moon Heron II|
November: My small exhibit at Full City Coffee allowed me to put up my River Tapestry Series in a strong grouping, allowing me to fully take in how beautiful these new pieces are. I also created some small whimsical pieces, one of which sold.
|Flap But Once SOLD|
|Coffee Shop Display|
|River Tapestry #4|
December: When the holidays rolled in, I was still able to work on a few pieces, three in fact, exploring the same design. I sold a print and fulfilled another commission for a friend. Herons' Winter Dreams started in December and was finished this past weekend, so I would say that is the last painting of 2013.
|Herons' Winter Dreams|
Thank you for following my year's journey with me!