90 Minute Watercolor Demonstration - Graham, TX
Last week, I traveled to Graham, Texas and gave a watercolor demo to the art guild...and boy-howdy, do they know how to welcome a visiting artist! The afternoon started with feeding me a BBQ lunch (compliments of Sanderson's Restaurant). My Demo lasted about 90 minutes; a 11x15 country road scene with some outbuildings. The group was fun to paint for; lots of questions and conversation throughout the demo. The painting was raffled off and the winner was Ms. Beth Prichard. The group expressed a lot of interest for me to conduct a beginning watercolor workshop later on this year. I'm looking forward to it.
As soon as I loaded up my gear from the demo, I pointed my SUV toward Marble Falls, Texas....about 200 miles south to participate in the 3rd annual Bluebonnetts, Music & Arts Festival. Three other painters were already there in a lovely home at Horseshoe Bend on the river. We all turned in early...wanting to get an early start on the paint out.
"Trio" 11" x 14"
Plein Air Watercolor
This painting is a total departure from my "normal" subject matter, but I just couldn't resist all the colors and abstract shapes of the performers on the open air stage. Lots of fun to do...not to mention the really great music!
"Arbor Walk" 11" x 14"
Plein Air Watercolor
I came across this quiet space last year at the end of the paint out and didn't have time to paint it. The arbor is in the side yard of the Wallace House B&B 1 block off Main Street. The shadows created by the early morning sun combined with garden colors made a nice composition.
I completed 2 other paintings, but haven't downloaded them from the camera yet. I'll post them in a day or two after I get my paint out gear unpacked and do some studio time. The exhibition and silent auction were successful for me; I submitted and sold 3 paintings. Nice 2 day's work!
March was pretty eventful and April will be even more so for me; 2 exhibition competition deadlines to meet, and a trip to Fredricksburg, TX around the 16th for a paint out with Outdoor Painters Society event, 2009 Plein Air Southwest. I love my job!