Saturday, November 6, 2010

Miami Watercolor Society Signature Member

Four years ago, a year before my retirement, I was making plans to fill the hours of my day. I had always wanted to paint with watercolors and started reading about it, buying supplies, and painting miniatures. The more I did it, the more I liked it. I especially liked the fact that these tiny pieces were selling.

As part of my retirement in 2007, I joined the Lowe Docent Guild. What better way to spend my days than surrounded by art? At the Lowe, I met Elizabet Chacon. Like me, Elizabet was also a recent retiree, trying out watercolors after years of painting in oils. She was a member of Grovehouse Artists Gallery and met some members of the Miami Watercolor Society there. She encouraged me to attend one of their monthly meetings. I went and enjoyed the meeting so much, that I decided to join the group. In October of 2008, I entered their fall juried exhibition and painted my first regular sized watercolor. To my surprise, I was accepted into the fall show.

The Miami Watercolor Society is a group of very talented artists. Their exhibitions get better and better each year. After my first exhibit with this group, I was hooked. I have continued to enter their exhibitions and have tried to further my knowledge of watercolors.

Last week, during the fall exhibition, I was awarded my Signature Membership. What an honor! I look forward to exhibiting with this group for many years to come.

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