Paradise Glow wins First Place!

Watercolor painting of red blooms and foliage
Paradise Glow Framed watercolor $450

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Paradise Glow, my painting of the desert red bird of paradise plant, won First Place in the NM Watercolor Society’s Southern Chapter juried exhibit! Thank you to the exhibit judge Robert Dozal for choosing my piece. This is a first for me to win an award in an NMWS show!

Jeweled Crown Framed watercolor $450

I have a second piece juried into the exhibit called Jeweled Crown. Thank you to juror Linda Doll for picking both of my paintings to be in the exhibit.

You can view the entire show here: https://tinyurl.com/SC-2020-NMWS The show is a really nice one with artist’s comments under each image and also comments from Robert on the show and the prizewinners. The exhibit is online only because of the pandemic, but we were scheduled to be at the Branigan Museum in Las Cruces and hopefully will be there in another year. They are super to work with. So please sit back and enjoy the exhibit: Rough and Tumble: Life in a Desert Town.

Heart Palpitations over the Auction

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I am thrilled to announce that Red Bird of Paradise had different people bidding on it and sold for $180, more than I had on it for the suggested price.   This is my first donation to the KCOS auction, and as I watched other pieces before me go without bids, it was more and more stressful to wait my turn.  I thought I was getting heart palpitations!  After the bidding started, it was such a lovely feeling to watch the bids go up and to know that someone will enjoy my piece of art.  Makes me very happy.  And it’s a great donation to public TV which is important to me!

I don’t know if I will be told who purchased it in the end, but if you’re reading and you won the bid, I’d love to know your name!  Just for kicks, this is a photo of the piece in process….

Sketching Bird of Paradise

Red Mexican bird of paradise sketch

Red Mexican bird of paradise sketch

The glorious red Mexican Bird of Paradise is in full bloom so I’m setting out to paint it again.  Here’s a pencil sketch from the sketchbook with wc on top.  Next step is sketching onto watercolor paper, so watch this space!