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In My Opinion – Pat Grabill — July 17, 2018

Judging the Show  On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Florida watercolor artist Steve Rogers judged this year's Watercolor Society of Indiana's Juried Show.  I was there because each year I write down what the judge has to say about why he chose certain paintings as prize winners.  Those comments from the judge are then copied onto the certificates that the show's winners receive.  It's a good

In My Opinion – Pat Grabill — July 17, 2018 2018-07-17T15:33:06+00:00

Please Consider Supporting WSI and our 2018 Juried Exhibition

The Watercolor Society of Indiana 2018 Juried Exhibition is coming up very soon! WSI relies on donations from members and the public for successful events... Please consider a contribution to WSI!  

Please Consider Supporting WSI and our 2018 Juried Exhibition 2018-06-20T21:20:09+00:00

In My Opinion – Pat Grabill — June 20, 2018

Tell Me a Story-- I am fascinated by the concept of "Story" in a painting.  Painting and writing have a great deal in common.  Both are a kind of story.  Both exist in an enclosure of some kind.  A painting has a frame, and the framed area is chosen by the artist who is painting her/his story.  A written story has a literary construct of

In My Opinion – Pat Grabill — June 20, 2018 2018-06-20T19:54:02+00:00

In My Opinion … By Pat Grabill

In My Opinion Pat Grabill Since I took my first watercolor class at the end of the 90's--thanks to an Eli Lilly Foundation summer Teacher Creativity Grant--I have enjoyed making friends in the Watercolor Society of Indiana and learning that  I can recognize without looking at the name on a painting those painters whose work I admire very much.  For example, I don't have to

In My Opinion … By Pat Grabill 2018-05-21T19:47:34+00:00

WSI BLOG POST MARCH 2nd

I have a painting in my studio that is close to being finished, but here's my question:  When is a painting really finished?  How does an artist know when to STOP?  Joe DiGuilio presented a wonderful workshop for WSI several years ago, and I asked him the same question.  His answer was, "I'm done when my wife Sharon says, 'Joe.  Step away from the painting. 

WSI BLOG POST MARCH 2nd 2018-03-04T21:55:50+00:00

The Power and Brilliance of Going Digital

As a consumer and recycler, I am disappointed by the volume of paper that arrives in our mail every day.  We go through the process of tearing off the addresses on catalogs, etc., and anything else we don't want to keep (which is most of our mail), and then the remaining items go into our recycle bin.  Our recyclables are picked up every other Friday,

The Power and Brilliance of Going Digital 2018-02-08T16:19:48+00:00
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