I have a feeling of accomplishment today. With the classes I am teaching, commissions, and paintings I want to paint, I have a pile up of unfinished paintings in my studio. I hate the feeling of having projects laying around. So, today I set about getting some of them finished. The photo shows some of the completed paintings. Unfortunately, I still have about 8 more to go! Hopefully, I will find some more time this weekend. I still need to complete the painting I did in the John Salminen workshop last August. I have a band painting drawing ready to go, but I have told myself to wait and clear some old paintings out first. It is so hard to be disciplined sometimes.
This is one of my miniature paintings. It will do double duty as a color study for a class demonstration and I will frame it and place it at Arati Gallery for sale. I really like painting columbines. They are the Colorado State flower and they are beautiful. My miniatures are 2"x3" or 2 1/2"x3 1/2" and I frame them with mini frames. They are like little framed jewels.
I just found out today that my painting "Shows Over" was one of 106 out of more than 1500 entries selected for the next Splash book in the series by North Light Books' Best of Watercolor Competition, Splash 14: Light and Color! These books are wonderful for inspiration and learning. I have entered several years and I was so excited to learn one of my paintings finally made it in. The book will be published in June of 2013.
If you would like to see the other artist selected for Splash 14, here is the link to Artist Network.
If you would like to see the listing of Splash books 1 to 13 they are available on Amazon.