"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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Protea Watercolor

Hi everyone!
Yesterday I finished the watercolor I've been working on. It's a full sheet, 20"x28" and the title is, "Farmer's Market Proteas". Last summer when I was in Santa Barbara with my friend, Libby, we went to a wonderful farmer's market there. One of the flower vendors had a big tub of Proteas for sale along with other beautiful flowers. I photographed them then and decided to paint them this year. I like the dynamic of the "opposite" colors , red and green. The painting reminds me of the fun we had there in Santa Barbara! 

"Farmer's Market Proteas", watercolor, 20"x28"    Kathleen Ballard

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Watercolor West International Exhibition

The 44th Annual Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition will be at the beautiful City of Brea Art Gallery October 13th thru December 16th, 2012. The opening reception will be on October 13th from 5 to 7pm. This watercolor society only accepts transparent watercolor paintings. It's always a great show not to be missed!

Watercolor West postcard front

Watercolor West postcard back / info

The City of Brea Art Gallery will also be offering Watercolor Workshops held in the community room above the gallery and are taught by Watercolor West members. Also check out the list of presenters for watercolor demonstrations.