WESTERN FEDERATION ENTRY

'Judy In The spotlight'

This painting was finished just in time for the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition entry.  I met Judy Hoiness at the WSO conference at Eugene last spring, and shot reference for this painting at one of the breakout sessions she led. I love the way the light hits the side of her face as she demonstrates the water soluble paint sticks. The background pattern, inspired by the drapes, reminds me of the curls in her hair.
30 x 22 transparent watercolor


'On The Horizon'  

 This piece showing my son Dane (center) with his two best friends (Dusty and Isabel) includes a 4-inch painted mat with the background seascape flowing to the edge. But since Western Fed requires a 3 1/2 inch white mat, I cropped several inches off the outer edge so it would look more like a liner mat.
30 x 22 (full image) transparent watercolor


'Wanna Be Like Mike'

This is a quick study of artist and musician Mike Henderson from a video capture image as reference, using watercolor and DaVinci Watercolor Encaustics which are no longer on the market.
I'm using a limited secondary color palette.
15 x 11

Wish me luck!!!