"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

Saturday, March 30, 2013

2013 Peeps Challenge

I was invited by four artist friends to participate in the "Peeps Challenge" this year. There are five of us each painting five versions of the beloved Easter candy, Peeps. What fun!

(shown in alphabetical order by artist):

"Happy Hour Peeps", watercolor     Kathleen Ballard
Kathleen Ballard
"Happy Hour Peeps", watercolor on Arches hot press paper, 10"x10".

"I never knew that little Peeps had a dark secret. They are usually seen this time of year hanging out in Easter baskets or lined up in their little boxes. Drinking is so unbecoming of them and they never uttered a peep about loving cocktails!"

"Little Bo Peeps", watercolor                   Chris Beck                
Chris Beck
"Little Bo Peeps", watercolor, 6"x6"

The lovely Little Bo Peep ceramic figurine in Chris' painting is surrounded by sugar free Peeps candies and two little ceramic Peeps salt shakers. Chris Beck's blog

"OTB", oil on canvas, 4"x12"

Jelaine Faunce
Jelaine's internet was been down so her painting was revealed late.
Jelaine Faunce's blog

"A Fistful of Peeps", oil   Geraud Staton
Geraud Staton
"A Fistfull of Peeps", oil 14"x11"

This painting is an inventive take-off on the "A Fistful of Dollars" movie poster with Clint Eastwood. I mean, Clint Peepwood! Geraud Station's Blog

"Equality Peeps", watercolor        Pablo Villicana
Pablo Villican a
"Equality Peeps", watercolor, 6"x6"

Pablo's painting represents the sign of the times and his passion for equality for all to honor his friends and family. Pablo Villicana's blog

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit

Hello Everyone!

The other day I received a nice email from a woman who attended the National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit, currently in Massachusetts, that she saw my painting, "Balboa Park Pond" and really enjoyed the exhibit. I thought I would share the schedule with you as it may be in or coming to your area.

February 23 to March 25, 2013
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

April 2 to May 14, 2013
Southern Arts Society Inc.
301 N. Piedmont Ave, Kings Mountain. NC 28086

June 4 to July 16, 2013
Lansing Art Gallery
119 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933

July 30 to September 27, 2013
Grants Pass Museum of Art
229 Southwest G Street, Grants Pass, OR 97528

October 14 to December 6, 2013
West Valley Art Museum
P.O. Box 6777, Peoria, AZ 85385

"Balboa Park Pond", watercolor        Kathleen Ballard