Earlier this year, I was accepted into Watercolorists Unlimited, a locally based watercolor group that has been in existence for over 30 years. At each meeting, the group decides upon a theme, and the following meeting, we show our work and gently critique it. I have been quite impressed with the experience level of the group and the watercolors that have been displayed at the meetings. Many members are art educators and art professionals, and all are very willing to share their knowledge with each other. Doing the assignments has been a good challenge for me..
April's challenge was to paint something local. I chose to paint a scene from Colonial Park, which is not too far from Princeton or the Canal House I was very pleased with the results.
The group also participates in several gallery shows each year. The next one, which I will be participating in, is on May 11 from 10am - 3 pm at Blackwells Mills Canal House, in Somerset, NJ, The building has an interesting history.. It borders the Delaware and Raritan Canal and was built in the 1830s, It served as home to generations of bridge tenders whose job it was to open the swing bridge when canal boats came through. It is surrounded by lushly landscaped gardens. My painting of Duke Farms, as well as several other works, will be included in the show.