I'm glad it's November for more than one reason. First of all, November brings us one month closer to spring. I am not a fan of winter. It's pretty and everything--especially if you like leaving the white of the paper in a painting--but it's cold. I don't like the cold. An additional reason I'm glad it's November is that Halloween is over. I REALLY don't
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I thought I'd start with a photo this time. Some good friends invited us to accompany them on a Tauck tour of northeastern Canada--the Atlantic maritime region. So, in September we flew from Indy to Toronto and from Toronto to Halifax, Nova Scotia. We spent eight days in beautiful Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), the smallest of the Canadian provinces, and New Brunswick. Instead
The WSI General Membership Meeting is Sunday October 28, 2018 at 2pm. The meeting features a demonstration and presentation by visiting artist Sandy Maudlin. Location: Cool Creek Park Nature Center 2000 E. 151st Street Carmel, IN 46033
Ah, September! Warm, sunny days. Cool nights. A month that makes me glad I live in the Midwest. There are other reasons why I'm glad I live here, too: no hurricanes named Florence or Hugo; enough rain that--as least so far--prevents wildfires; the lovely changing of the seasons with yellow ochres and scarlets and crimsons and sap greens and beautiful deep blues and orchids entering
Some final thoughts on Juried Shows and Competition: One of my WSI friends, an excellent artist, enters many juried shows and usually/often wins an award. He mentioned to me that he didn't view juried shows as competitions--and I'm sure he doesn't because he's THAT good. However, I believe that juried shows ARE competitions because when one places oneself in a position where he/she is
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
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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