Imagine that you are an engineer and Mr. Feynman is going to teach you for 3 days. In similar vein, I am off to San Francisco for a 3 day watercolor workshop. My expectations are extremely high as to what I get out of it – by the sheer combination of an accomplished instructor, a painting conducive environment and 72 hours away from routine demands of life.
I am so excited, even this Caltrain ride is feeling special. I am on a life changing trip I suspect.
While working on the above practice sketch, got an email to announce that my painting ‘Heavens are pouring ‘ won an award. It could be just a special mention or it could be a coveted medal, will know at the artists’ reception only. It would be fun to have friends and fans join to see the collection of beautiful works by almost 50 artists-
Reception: Oct 5, 1:30p – 3pm
Santa Clara Watercolor Society’s Annual Show,
Rose Shenson Community Gallery at the Triton Museum of Art
Juror: Jean Warren.
In the Rose Shenshon gardens behind Triton Museum, SCVWS held its Plein Air contest. Guess who placed first? Lucky #13!!
I reached late, got to be #13 and had mere minutes to do the final painting. It worked out OK in the end, eh?
Los Altos Art Club invited me to do a demonstration for their club of artists! I am drawing(pun intended) kicks from its being my first invitation, my first paid demo and a sale in few minutes after finishing! Everyone at the club was warm and extremely polite. They adjusted with my accent, no one left before the hour was up, set up the demo mirror and lights for me!
2 artists from Gallery House and few from SCVWS were also present! But the biggest cheerleaders were – my mother and mother-in-law. If you are reading this, then, you were among many who with their comments have kept me going, thank YOU!Anecdote- I mentioned that I was suddenly hungry near the end of the demonstration and a plate of grapes appeared on the table! I forgot mom was in the crowd!
Charlotte Huntley, an esteemed watercolorist herself juried 40 works, each work not measuring more than 14″ in any dimension after framing. She graciously came up to me and quipped,
“You have a long career [in watercolors] ahead!”
Visit Norton Gallery which is the upstairs portion of Pacific Art League in Palo Alto to see if you concur with Ms. Huntley!
The subject line says it all, Uma took over responsibilities of PR manager starting April 2012.
All paintings in this show are constrained to 14 inches after framing in any dimension. Happy to show off ‘going home’ in this show!
Show runs from July 2-30, 2012
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA
M-F 10am – 5pm
Sat 10am – 4pm
Gallery House in Palo Alto invited me to jury with them and have since accepted me to be part of their cooperative gallery. I will be the newest artist of the oldest cooperative gallery in the bay area starting Jan 1, 2012!