Friday, January 21, 2011

Best of 2010 - Watermedia Weekend 2011


Thanks to Jessica Canterbury and Watercolor Artist magazine for including Nassau #1: Discount Warehouse in their "Best Watercolors of the Year" feature (February 2011 issue). The painting won the gold medal at the 61st Texas Watercolor Society National Juried Exhibition.








Friday, May 13-Sunday, May 15
Water Media Weekend 2011 in Western New York presented by American Artist magazine and the Burchfield Penney

Join leading water media master artists/teachers - Philip Burke, Margaret Martin, Margaret Roseman, John Salminen, Nicholas Simmons, Mel Stabin, Mary Whyte - for an engaging, hands-on weekend of workshops, demos, and roundtable discussions at the acclaimed Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. Learn from the masters, network with fellow artists, meet the editors of American Artist and Watercolor magazines, and enjoy the art and architecture of the renowned Burchfield Penney Art Center, home to the world's largest collection of Charles E. Burchfield works and archival materials.

More information and registration HERE.

14 comments:

cristina dalla valentina said...

These awards and appreciations are so deserved, Nicholas! I love this painting, is one of my favorite!

RH Carpenter said...

Congratulations, Nick. I saw this and thought - well, yeah, Nick's in the best of the best, of course! And this workshop looks fantastic - what a place to see Burchfield's work and meet and learn from some of the best (two of my faves, Mary Whyte and you know who). Hope to see you workshopping around the world this year and next.

Tim Robinson said...

Your work is great. All the recognition is well deserved.

Carlos León said...

Congrats my friend!!

Nick said...

Cristina - thanks for the visit and nice words!

Rhonda - thanks and it looks like a beautiful art center. Before I was contacted about this, I had been discussing Charles Burchfield with WKM, who's a fan. Next thing i knew...

Tim - nice to meet you, appreciate the post

Carlos - muchas gracias :)

W. K. Moore said...

That building - interesting design.. will they be having watercolor services or workshops? Who's the head Pope these days? Well you certainly are in good company and you have proven that over the years. Nicholas I always enjoy viewing your painting of the young gent below the sign - from the days you globe trotted around the Caribbean. I wish you the best as this year gathers steam - may the watercolor furies be on their best behavior!

Jean Burman said...

The workshop sounds amazing but so far away. I don't even know where Buffalo is. I am however familiar with Charles Burchfield and I've met Mary Whyte... so it can't be that hard to find can it? (((chuckles))) Great stuff Nick. Congrats!

Rob Stiphout said...

I know you are a master in paintings like this. Why don’t you try to take wc to the next level. The “One O'Clock Jump” is an excellent start……..oh and about that vintage bobber, life is too short to think about dying my friend!
Greetz

Nick said...

Bill - it wasn't long after we were talking about Burchfield that I got the call on this one. Impressive to have a whole building named after oneself,and I daresay there will be a WKM museum one of these days- or at least a wing at the Institute. (which institute, you ask? ha ha)

Jean - I haven't been to Buffalo in many moons. I was four, I think, and the snow drifts were considerably taller than I. A dark night, a bus, a corner room at the YMCA. The weather, mode of transport, and accomodations will be different this time.

Rob - great to hear from you. Honestly, I haven't started trying yet. But I will. :) I could use some inspiration from a certain great artist who has been laying too low! 1:00 Jump is an older piece, put it up there for yucks - it still reminds me of the Count. I'd love a 60s Triumph bobber almost as much as I'd be scared to ride it.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Congratulations, Nick. It is a fantastic painting and the recognition is well deserved.

Nick said...

Leslie - it's impossible (and possibly harmful) to grade or rank art, so it all has to be kept in perspective. Lots of deserving art, but also lots of cronyism and politics. I think it was Mark Twain who said "better to deserve honors and not have them, than to have them and not deserve them" !

jane minter said...

congratulatios on both accounts nick ...curious to know what you use for "masking" .

wayne said...

Hi Nick, I love this piece and its positivity, the upward perspective, the color and luminous light... Fantastic figuration with an enigmatic gesture that I can't quite fathom and therefore find attention-grabbing and thus all the more intruiguing. While such artful figuration on and of its own could carry the entire piece you've somehow miraculously woven into this an equally captivating interplay of articulate spaces incredibly balanced in form placement, weighting, ..and all with a paradoxical liquid-counterpoint of freeform watercolor that only a master of aquamedia could ever achieve!! Brilliant piece imho, best wishes and congrats on all your many awards and successes.. Keep these works flowing,, cheers and best wishes from the land down under, wayne

Nick said...

Jane - sorry to be so late in responding...I use Da Vinci masking fluid, but also like the other brands OK. Ridiculous how expensive the stuff is, it's nice to get it from the sponsor!

Wayne - you've once again imbued me with more positive artistic qualities than actually exist! You have been missed on the blog scene. True story: yesterday I was googling watercolors and out of a mass of countless images one immediately stood out as something really special. I clicked on it, and not surprisingly it was a WRoberts! One I had never seen before (despite many hours immersed in your website), and it reminded me that we've probably only seen the tip of the iceberg where your genius is concerned. Thank you for the visit and the generous comments!