Well we certainly have had April showers and it did bring forth many of the flowers and trees without much sun. Some of my favorite flowers do bloom in May: peonies and roses of course with the Rose Festival coming up in early June. I don't usually paint for shows but my roses this summer were spectacular and I think I captured several of my roses in photos I took. I might not be done with this one yet. Need to look at it for a few more days. I love to paint shadows and reflections in water so this met the mark.
Please comment if you have a suggestion on title or on some changes you would like to see made. The actual painting is a little more vibrant than this shows.
I have just returned from a weekend in Eugene, Oregon for the Watercolor Society of Oregon Convention in combination with the juried exhibitions of both the WSO and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and their annual meeting. I am still feeling humbled this morning after seeing the exhibits all hung so beautifully with so many talented artists contributing to the show. I hope each person reading this will be able to see the Exhibition now through June 19th at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus. Our juror, Jeannie McGuire, selected paintings which truly make this one of the best shows with 200 pieces of watercolor media you can see anywhere. Thanks Jeannie for all your hard work over the past couple of weeks and for the wonderful insight you gave us into your art journey. You have made my journey much more exciting by what I have learned generally and specifically about my painting in the show and my painting from the critique. So stay tuned for what will follow.
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.