Our third Vintage Watercolorists of Washington show opened on Saturday, March 7th. Many people had personally contacted me to say that they weren’t going to attend because they didn’t feel well or wanted to avoid crowds due the Coronavirus. I was worried that no one would show up for our artists reception. Thankfully, we had a strong crowd, and even sold a few paintings.


One of the things that I love about the Vintage shows is seeing so many remarkable watercolor artists all in the same place. The lives of watercolor artists are woven together through the decades through workshops and art shows. It is beautiful to see them come together in one place and time to be celebrated.

The connections and conversations are rich. Here is John Ebner talking with a long-time art teacher and friend of Carla O’Connor.

I love seeing the artwork of each artist. We sold two Carla O’Connor originals, and one original of Joan Reese. We also sold some prints, including prints by Joan Pinney. Here is one of Joan Pinney’s prints. Isn’t it lovely?

Jerry Stitt was one of our vintage artists last year. He came back to the show this year, and painted this gorgeous little watercolor. One of our vintage artists from this year, Tony Turpin, purchased it at the GREAT PRICE of only $25!

The show will be open for the following two Saturdays, and this coming Saturday we will be celebrating my dad’s 80th birthday. He’ll be at Sunnyshore Studio all day. Stop by and wish him happy birthday and enjoy some breathtaking artwork.

Finally, thanks again to the Northwest Watercolor Society and its president Deborah Roskopf for all the support and promotion you’ve given for the vintage show and this big project that honors Washington’s legendary watercolorists!

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