Saturday, September 27, 2014

Entry for the 49th Annual SCVWS Membership Show

"Hoping We Get Some Wind"
16" x 23" Watercolordd caption
 
Framed and ready to go


It seems I am never satisfied with my first pass on paintings I want to enter in shows. So I painted this one over. You can read about my inspiration in my earlier post.

You can see that I changed the lighting and the angle of the lighting which I felt made for a stronger design. Of course, I had to imagine it, so I hope I was fairly accurate.  I decided to use 300 lb. Arches Hot Press paper which gives quite a painterly look with it's resistant surface. I used a different approach, not doing an under painting as I did before. I changed the color on the fence and Martin's shirt. I also went for more modeling on the clothing. I had to capture the photo of the framed piece at an angle due to all kinds of reflections on the glass.

The Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society's 49th Membership Show promises to be a good one with slightly over 100 entries. There are 400 people in the society and all are welcome to enter a piece of art. The show is not juried, but it is judged. This year, Robert Semans, a fine oil and pastel painter who happens to teach my Monday morning drawing class, will be the juror who selects the award winners.

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day at the beach with fellow SCVWS artists at the Santa Cruz Paintout. To be precise, we were painting that day in Capitola, a gem of a beach town. I will post once I have completed my 3 pieces, which are almost done.

7 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Good luck with the show, Mary!! I love the camaraderie of Bob and his friend.

Barbra Joan said...

Really good job on this, Mary... good luck with the show...

Christiane Kingsley said...

Very nice painting, Mary. Best of luck for the show!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mary, Best wishes with your show. I enjoyed looking at this version and your previous one. There is a lot that starts to happen when you change things, isn't there? Sort of a "change one thing, change everything". Fun painting, and I do like the caps!

Mary said...

This is a charming piece, Mary, and I think your adjustments have enlivened it nicely. I am also very impressed with the nude figurine sketching work you showed in your previous post. I hope your show goes well and look forward to seeing your paintings from your recent outing.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

hmuxo said...

Wonderful painting, Mary!!