Tony Conner watercolor, or how lucky am I?

 

No, these are definitely NOT my watercolors — I only wish!  They are painted by Tony Conner, a watercolorist whose newsletter I subscribed to this spring.  It’s been fabulous to get postings several times a week on his paintings done plein air in watercolor and to learn from his technique and experience.  Be sure to check out his site: https://tonyconner.com/  His work is gorgeous, so rooted in place and light.

He randomly chooses a subscriber once a month to win a limited edition print, and I am SO lucky to be the chosen winner for May!  I had to pinch myself and read the email several times before I comprehended what it meant.  And then it was SO hard to choose.  Tony gave me permission to post pictures of several of his paintings on my blog for you to enjoy.
In the end I chose the Afternoon Farm painting on the left, but the very close runner up was Quiet (on the right).  Aren’t they both serene?  wow.  You can see the beautiful selection from which I chose  on his Limited Edition Prints page.

 

2 Paintings are winners.

Back in the fall, I submitted three pieces to the El Paso Community College poster contest for our annual Spring Arts Festival.    From left to right, they are End of Summer Lantana, Stumbled Upon and Contemplation.  The last two were accepted! One will be on the Feb/March poster; the other on the April/May one.   I’m psyched.  Because I’m an employee, I am not eligible for the honorarium, which is ok, but they will have one of the posters framed for me as a memento.  That’s very nice.

When the festival link is up and when I get the poster copies, I will upload a link and photo.

The originals of these are both for sale for $175.The Lantana isn’t available.

Contemplation will be on display at the juried Spring Art Show of the southern chapter of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, to be held at the Las Cruces Branigan Cultural Center, Opening April 1st, from 5-7 and the show will be up through May.