Painting accepted into Watercolor Competition

Yesterday absolutely sucked.  And that is the nicest thing I can say.

So today had to be better, right.    I couldn’t possibly be living a real-life version of Flogging Molly’s “Worst Day Since Yesterday”, right?

So today:

1.  My wife received her promotion at work.  Congratulations babe, I knew you would get it.  That is why I left a rose and a York peppermint patty in your work mailbox (had you not received the promotion, you still would have chocolate.  :)).

2.  I ordered the canvas prints for my upcoming show in the Exchange Gallery at Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC.

(Continuous image photograph of Cambridge University- UK)

Holgaramas, for those hi-tech photographers who do not enjoy shooting with a $20 piece of plastic, are point-and-pray cameras that offer, among other things, excessive light leaks, faulty shutters, and questionable focusing.

What fun.

The photographs I will be showing take advantage of the unusual features of the camera, namely, that one can manually advance the film as far as he/she wishes.

When I create these images, I intentionally under-advance the film, so the previous and following images become one.  This is art.  And a little luck too.  Generally, by thinking in terms of positive and negative space, you can predict what will happen with the film.


3. Finally, I received an email about the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolor show I entered.

My piece was accepted.

I will be honest, this is a great watercolor show that displays the top names in Watercolor- Paul Jackson, Pat San Soucie, Judi Betts, ZL Feng, Cheng-Khee Chee, and others.  And that is JUST the 2012 exhibition!

Wow.  Considering I have painted less than 100 paintings in my ENTIRE lifetime, I am humbled, honored, and really encouraged by my late-night painting expenditures.  Perhaps, the endless hours I spend shuttling kids around, not-really-cleaning-the-house, and making sure no one eats anything that will kill them, make the few hours I get to create art so worthwhile.

Thank you Monday!

(Value and color study for future painting of Heidelberg, Germany)


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