Sunday, October 7, 2012

FWS, SDWS, Belgium, Shanghai, NWS

Demo at Florida Watercolor Society - Orlando, Sept. 15

Lots of judging and workshops recently.  In San Diego I did a workshop, lecture, and judged their 32nd Annual International Exhibition. Very tough choices, many of the best painters in the business participate in this major show. I also judged the Florida Watercolor Society annual, another major that attracts big name watercolorists. FWS puts on a convention that draws hundreds of people, this time to the DoubleTree Hotel in Orlando. A large workshop, private critique sessions, a slide critique of the entire show, a lecture/demo, and I also played a short concert at the gala. A huge week!

Mennello Museum, Orlando

I had three paintings in the first Biennale Internationale d' Aquarelle  which took place through Catherine De Ryck's organization at Chateau de Bourgogne in Belgium. See a television clip with Catherine talking about my work. (merci!) Then back to Shanghai for another round of judging for that biennial.  Escoda was there and in the lounge of the Royal Tulip Hotel showed us how they make brushes by hand. On the way home I stopped in California to attend the opening of the National Watercolor Society exhibition and accept the Masters Award for Tsarina.

                                       Tsarina - Masters Award, National Watercolor Society 2012