Kudos to all the fabulous artists whose artwork is on exhibit in April’s show “Tropical Paradise” in the WPAG gallery. The exhibit is open through the end of April during class hours and on Saturdays.
This show was judged by Joan Swetland, a long-time instructor at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center and past president and signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, and signature member of the Suncoast Watercolor Society. Joan has also demonstrated watercolor painting several times at our monthly meetings. Awards are as follows:
1st Place: Joan Witucki “Afternoon Surprise”
Beautiful use of color in all the greens. Nice composition
2nd Place: Marilyn Wescott “Guardian of the Pond”
Color and Shade on the heron well done. Nice handling of the water.
3rd Place: Babette Kiesel “Sun, Sea, and Sailboard”
You can feel the rough water for the sailboarder. Nice water colors
- Phyllis Kirwin “Wildfire’s Physical Sensation”
The loose handling and colors of the mane are nicely done.
- Mano Visweshwar “Whimsical”
Good control of color and value on the yupo [recyclable, waterproof, tree-free Synthetic Paper]
- Tricia Taylor “Rit Dye Gone Wild”
Creative and colorful background and nice color and value on bird.
- Sheryl Seelig “Down By the Water”
Nice control of color and value.
- Valerie Brandau “This Little Piggy”
Shadows have nice value and color.
- Sally Hanlon “Watersgate”
NIce loose color combinations around the sailboat.
- Susan Inniss “River On Grand Boulevard”
Breezy and colorful loose handling of the trees and shadows in the water.
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Young artists from 8 to 18 have been exploring various media and techniques the first Saturday of each month. Here are several of their entries.