It's been a really nice start to 2013! Last week I was happy to share the interview Maggie Latham did with me. What a nice surprise that was and I was so happy to be a part of Maggie's blog series.
Last week I also entered some watercolors in a local show. A first for me! The San Gabriel Fine Arts Association started off the year with a show of works painted around the city of San Gabriel. I had three plein air pieces to enter, and thought I should join the group and give the show a try. A city councilwoman judged the artwork. I just found out today that one of my pieces won Third Place. A big surprise and honor. It was interesting to see that the four awards all went to watercolors.
Below are my three plein air pieces of San Gabriel locations. The first, painted at the old Mission, is my Third Place winner. The City Hall piece did well in the juror's eliminations. The Mission Playhouse piece also got lovely comments. Great beginning to 2013!