Illinois Watercolor Society exhibition- Small Waters 2012

A few months ago I entered a small watercolor in the Small Waters Exhibition sponsored by the Illinois Watercolor Society.   As luck would have it, my piece was accepted by juror Suzanne Hetzel, PWS, IWS, LWS.

The painting I entered is an architectural study of the Nyatapola Temple in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bhaktapur.  Bhaktapur is a gorgeous town near the city of Kathmandu, and the Nyatapola temple is the largest temple in the Kathmandu valley.

(Painting of temple in the Kathmandu Valley city of Bhaktapur)


In this painting, I used several photographs and combined elements to create the background and foreground buildings.  My palette consisted of raw sienna, ultramarine blue, and touches of additional yellows.  Salt was added in various areas for a weathered look.

The  other paintings in the show can be viewed online too (currently unavailable) .  I was really happy to see the work online since I will be unable to attend the reception.  For some reason (United cancelling flight, brother getting married on short notice, etc.)  I have not been able to attend any of the receptions where my work has been hung.

Perhaps next year.



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