Sunday, December 16, 2007

Warmest Season's Wishes

From Our House to Yours
May your Christmas Season be warm, colorful, and shared with others!
Bill and Durinda

Caylea Williams Wins First Art Award in Turkey Contest

This is my pretty Princess Caylea who came to the art opening at Hollis Gallery. Today in the Chattanooga TimesFree Press the award winners for the Turkey Coloring Contest were posted and Caylea won Third Place for the 2 - 5 yr olds. I had saved her our copy of the turkey to color when she came to visit a few weeks ago, but she said she had already colored one and her mom had entered it in the contest. Caylea received a gift certificate from Wal-Mart. She loves to draw and create her own "books" with stories she writes. I predict lots more awards in her future!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Class Luncheon for Mountain Classes

Our last classes met Wednesday before the holidays and the January break. At noon we traveled to the home of Anne and Peter Platt. We were greeted by a very festive Tally. She invited us in for a wonderful lunch. The two classes of watercolor and oil enjoyed seeing Anne's eclectic art collection and sharing upcoming holiday plans. Thanks to guest artist Wanda Lacy who snapped this for us. I will miss you girls in the next few weeks while I am in Florida! Keep Painting!

Tennessee Watercolor Opening

Opening night at the Tennessee Watercolor Society Region III's show at Raymond James, Chattanooga.
Left: Harriet Chipley in front of my painting.
Center: Region III director, Helen Burton
Right: Betty Jo Smith with her painting
The reception was very well attended with TnWS members, their guests, Raymond James staffers, and their invited clients. I enjoyed seeing the artists and also meeting new ones. It will remain on view until April.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Tennessee Watercolor Regional Show

This is my watercolor painting "Clouds Over San Gimingnano" that is currently on exhibit with the Tennessee Watercolor Society Region III show. This is the Chattanooga regional members show with twenty-seven members participating. Statewide, the society has over two hundred members. The theme of the show is "Square Off". All the paintings selected are in the square format.
My painting is 22 x 22 on cold pressed Arches paper matted to 30 x 30 with a wood frame. It is based on one of my Tuscany stays in San Gimingnano looking out my hotel window. For you watercolorists out there, I created the textures in the tiles using salt and letting it crystalize.
The exhibit is in the Raymond James & Associates main office, 537 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee and will open on Tuesday, December 11 with a reception. It will be available for viewing during office hours: 8:00 - 5:00 daily. The works are for sale. I hope if you are downtown, you will stop by and see the show! I got a preview when I took my painting in and it is very diverse in technques and sizes. If you need directions or have other questions, email me or call them: 423-756-2371.