Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2021, and did you think it would ever get here? It seems like it never would arrive, but here it is, and I am optimistic it will be good. I hope the Covid Vaccine is available to all of us within the next few months. Here in Florida I understand the Governor is going to allow all residents over 65 to get the shot beginning in late December. I will update you on that next month. In the meantime we will all continue to be careful and wear masks, wash hands, etc. So, thank you for reading my blog, and do not forget to click on the link to see what else is happening, and about some “awards” I received in December.
The December class series really did not work out due to low attendance. The holiday season caught up with all of us, so in the future I think that ending in November is probably best. The good news is that we will start back Thursday, January 14th, 11 am to 2 pm, at The Hub on Canal. In December, I took a one day virtual class on Urban Sketching. In addition, I started a class by Skype with Susmita Bando (teacher at the Worcester Art Museum) in acrylic painting. Then starting January 6th thru 10th will take a 4 day virtual class with Tim Lynch on watercolor techniques. I hope to come back to the January 14th class with some good ideas to share with everyone.
Pictured left: A watercolor sketch of” Angel with Horn”. It is available as a card for $4 PURCHASE
This month I will share with you one of the last pictures I did in watercolor from my online class at the Worcester Art Museum. Next month I will share with you some pictures from some other artists that have had some influence in my painting style. So, tune in next month, February. As I said, this is going to be a better year!!
Here is my exciting news: I want to share with you that I received 2 awards in December. Florida Women’s Art Association, 12 x 12 Exhibit at the Hub, I won 1st place for my painting, “Sea Glass in Blue”. Then received an Honorable Mention for my “Sea Glass in Red” from the Artists’ Workshop Exhibit, Deck the Walls. Needless to say, I was honored to receive them. You can see the images of these pictures in my December Blog.
Pictured right: “The Door” watercolor, pen and ink is the last in the series of abstract paintings from the class I took at the Worcester Art Museum
“The Door” watercolor, pen and ink is the last in the series of abstract paintings from the class I took at the Worcester Art Museum
Saturday, January 2nd, is First Saturday on Canal Street. I will be at the Hub from 10 am to 2 pm. Stop by to see the displayed paintings on my wall, and I have a few of the Evy Okerstrom 2021 calendars left.
Thursday, January 14th, 11 am to 2 pm, Sketching with Watercolor, Pen and Ink, held at the Hub on Canal, resumes for a 4 week series. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. I am limited to 8, and have openings.
Here is my thought of the day: “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint”, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh