Friday, March 2, 2018

Florida Focus on Art 2018

You are invited to  the Gold Coast Watercolor Society - Florida Focus Art  on 2018 at Art Serve.
Details below

The following pieces will be on Exhibit.

"Wash Day" - watercolor

"La Calle" - watercolor

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Her Passion

If you have followed my art, you may have noticed that I am a tropical artist. I love seascapes, boats, landscapes, and bright abstracts. Most of my paintings do not include people. Love them......don't paint them.

Last Spring my grandchildren were here and we had to visit the Miami-Dade Public Library. My granddaughter loves to read and loves libraries. I captured the visit in photos. There was one photo of my granddaughter that was so special. The light was perfect and only her profile was showing. I so wanted to paint her, but was scared to even begin. Last month, I took the plunge and decided to do it. If anything, it forced me out of my comfort zone and serves as a reminder of a beautiful day spent exploring downtown Miami.  

"Her Passion" - watercolor

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

All About Landscapes

I recently joined the Homestead Center for the Arts. I wanted to be able to exhibit in another community. The arts are alive and well in Homestead!

The exhibit is at the Capri Restaurant in Florida City. Jim Accursio, owner, has provided an exhibition room in the restaurant in honor of his mother where we can show/sell our work.

This month the exhibition is about landscapes. It is one of my favorite things to paint, so I definitely wanted to participate. The exhibition will be up until January when another topic will be chosen. Come out and enjoy the exhibit, along with a great Italian meal. 

"Come Fly with Me" - Acrylic

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mesmerizing Marbling

It is so difficult for me to paint in just one medium, one style and one subject. My mind is always wondering and trying to move from one thing to another.  Although oil was my first love, and still is, I must quench my anxiety by experimenting with a variety of things. My latest discovery and obsession is marbling. I find it to be a very creative way to just enjoy the flowing colors on water. Doing this is pure enjoyment of color flow; no shadows, perspective to worry about,  just fun!

I saw a video on line and just had to try it. I learned there is even a type of paper for marbling and  special paints. You never know what exactly what will come out and that is the surprise and fun of it. I control the colors and even their flow on the water, the rest is left up to chance. The results are beautiful and always amaze me. 

I hope the colors and shapes also bring you joy. Stay tuned as you never know what will be my next obsession. Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Miami Watercolor Society - 45th Annual Fall Exhibition

Fall may be the end of summer, but it is a time when nature exhibits its most beautiful colors and artists begin the many exhibits of the art season. 

The Miami Watercolor Society has had this Fall exhibit for the past 45 years and I can personally say that each year the bar gets raised higher and higher. I usually am just glad to be selected to exhibit. That, in itself, is an award for me; to be among these great artists is reward enough.

The exhibit will be held this year at the beautiful Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery. Below you will find the information. My piece "Wash Day", inspired by a recent trip to Portugal will be on exhibit. 

"Wash Day" - watercolor

Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery
3390 Mary Street, Suite 128
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
(Entrance on Grand Avenue)

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 7 - 10 p.m.
Awards at 8 p.m.
Please invite friends and family, and especially your Facebook friends.

Saturday, November 4, though Sunday, November 26, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Capri Restaurant Exhibit

Homestead Center for the Arts is partnering with the owner of Capri Restaurant which has an area designated for art exhibitions. I was fortunate to find out about having my art displayed for the first time in this community. The opening reception had to be moved from September to October 13th, but all that matters is that most of us survived Hurricane Irma with minimal damage.

We are all ready to move on and see some interesting and wonderful art instead of the piles of debris at the curbside.  The new opening reception info is as follows:

Place: Capri Restaurant
Address: 935 S Krome Ave, 
                 Florida City, FL 33034
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 pm

"Diver's Paradise" - watercolor

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Deering Estates Exhibition

It is always exciting to participate on an exhibit taking place at the Deering Estates here in Miami. It is a a beautiful setting on the bay that represents a bit of Miami history. This year's exhibit is bittersweet. It is the last exhibition there by the GroveHouse Artists. 

There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, September 13th, 7-9 pm. The piece below will be part of this exhibit. It is a watercolor batik on rice paper. Hope you can make it to see it in person.

"Tropical Greens" - watercolor batik on rice paper