"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." - Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Today I finished painting a "Foil Series" watercolor titled "Metal". It was fun to paint but this subject has a very limited palette of mostly burnt sienna and blues. I really love the way the light hits the foil and makes the glittery look!

"Metal" watercolor, 20"x28"

Monday, June 25, 2012

Good News!

I just got notice that my entry "Balboa Park Pond" was excepted in the National Watercolor Society 92nd Annual Exhibition which runs September 29th thru December 2nd, 2012.
"Balboa Park Pond" watercolor 20"x28"

"Silver Heart" was juried into the San Diego Watercolor Society 32nd Annual International Exhibition, 10-28 thru October 31st, 2012

"Silver Heart" watercolor 19"x27'

I am pleased that "Edible Flowers" are currently on exhibit in Segil Fine Art's Summer Show, "The Farmer's Market - from Field to Farm, Market to Table", June 23rd thru August 18th, 2012
"Edible Flowers" watercolor 15"x23"

"Foil Grid Fold" is currently on display in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's 36th Annual Exhibit, June 15th - August 5th, 2012. It won The Founder's Award
"Foil Grid Fold" watercolor 20"x28"

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bridge Party!

Yea, it's that time of year again!

Pasadena Heritage's 35th Birthday Party on the Bridge

Pasadena Bridge Party Festivities

Pasadena Bridge Party information

Movie: Gerhard Richter Painting

"Gerhard Richter Painting" is a documentary movie that is currently playing at our local Lemmele Theatre. http://www.gerhardrichterpainting.com/# Check out the movie trailer on this movie site to view the trailer.

Gerhard Richter Painting movie poster

Monday, June 11, 2012


I just received notification that my painting "Silver Heart" has been juried into the San Diego Watercolor Society 32nd Annual International Exhibition October 5th thru October 31st, 2012. For more information go to http://www.sdws.org

"Silver Heart' watercolor, 19"x27"

Monday, June 4, 2012

Frasier attends "Art on Millionaire's Row"

I am looking forward to this Friday evening and Saturday's "Art on Millionaire's Row". Besides entering the "Salon" exhibit part of the Festival (see my May 11th blog post), I also am also entering "Eyes on Art" in which participants incorporate eyeglasses as a theme (supplied by the Altadena Library) into an art piece. These creations are a donation to the Art on Millionaire's Row" committee for display and sale at the Salon Show and the Library will receive the proceeds.

I think it is a great idea and hopefully my piece, "Frasier and His Morning Paper", a shadowbox assemblage, will sell and benefit the Library. Fun and a good cause; I couldn't resist!

Come and enjoy a fun filled Art Event!

"Frasier and His Morning Paper", Shadowbox Assemblage
Kathleen Ballard

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