Monday, February 7, 2011
I received a phone call today telling me that I won 2nd place with this painting in the 2nd Annual Signature American Watercolor Exhibition "World of Watercolor" at the Fallbrook Art Center. It is always an honor to get into a show, much less win an award. I am hoping to hear which other paintings received awards. I have never been to Fallbrook but I understand it is a wonderful facility for workshops and classes plus they have several beautiful galleries. In addition to this show, they also have on exhibit a collection of watercolors by the previous generation of masters known as the California Style Regionalists from 1920 to 20000
I didn't make it into the Western Federation show, which was a disappointment. I didn't make it into the American Watercolor Society show, either, but I pretty much figure that as I send in my entry. It is never a forgone conclusion that your painting will be in the show, much less receive any extra recognition. But you lose 100% of the time you don't try. I got over being devastated not making it into a show the year Chung Kee Chee didn't make the cut either.
So, what's the 3rd great thing that happened this week? I FINISHED PREPARING MY TAXES! Now I can get busy painting. Nothing feels better than handing over my tax stuff to my accountant.
Tomorrow night is another life drawing session at the Palo Alto Art Center. Maybe I'll see you there!