Friday, August 30, 2013

Painting Accepted: Blue Moon Heron II

Blue Moon Heron II
23 x 18
Transparent Watercolor

This painting was accepted into the Watercolor Society of Oregon's Fall Show by juror, Linda Doll. It will hang among 80 other paintings in Bandon, Oregon at the Southern Coos Hospital October 4 through December. I am very happy that my painting was selected and will be hanging at the convention where I will hand over the gavel to a new president of the WSO. 

Viewers may recognize this piece as being very similar to a previous painting, Blue Moon Heron, which was not a transparent watercolor painting, therefore ineligible for exhibitions which require a picture painted only using transparent paints. For non-painters, this is confusing, I know. There is a certain quality to a strictly transparent watercolor painting, that is both challenging to the painter and lovely on a piece of watercolor paper. Where other paints cover up the paper, transparent watercolors soak into the paper, leaving a jewel-like characteristic to the colors.

I hope many of you will see this and other paintings in person in Bandon. The Oregon Coast is a wonderful destination for a fall vacation.


Anonymous said...

I love this painting. I think you nailed the purity of watercolors. Congrats on getting into the show. See you in Bandon.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, I hope to make it down there and see it in person! It is beautiful.

Linda Rothchild Ollis said...

Strong painting on so many levels.
Looking forward to seeing it in person in Bandon.
See you there,