Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Two new Poppy Paintings


Poppy Panic 14 x 18

Poppy Path 12 x 12

These are fun to paint and remind me of embroidery. Started plein air, finished in the studio .

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Visit Tri Valley used "Spring Tapestry "as the cover for the Inspiration Guide 2015 and added the painting to their collection.

It was an honor to have my painting on the cover of the Guide.
Visit Tri Valley then did me the honor of purchasing the painting for their collection.
 I recently visited their offices to see how they had framed it. And I have to say I love it.
Thank you to  Barbara Steinfeld, President and Emmy Kasten, VP of Marketing for supporting local and original art.  The Tri Valley includes the cities of Pleasanton, San Ramon, Livermore, Dublin, and Danville where I live.
I have lived in Danville 20 years and found new places in the guide. I particularly liked the article about the trails on page 56 of the guide, it has gorgeous photographs that remind me why I can't stop painting our hills.

The guides are at businesses all over the towns and I recommend you pick one up and use it.

For more information about the visitors bureau:  visittrivalley.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

After the Fire Vlll Juried into 16th Annual National Exhibition of the American Impressionists Society

After the FireVlll

16th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition
October 1 - 29, 2015, Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale Arizona
Opening Reception/Awards Presentation

Thursday, October 15th

I am deeply honored and humbled that this painting was accepted into the AIS 16th Annual exhibition. Thank you members of the jury and congratulations to all artists accepted into the show! It means a lot when I get to share this place I love. Mount Diablo, one of the After the Fire Series

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

"Where the River Meets the Sea" selected for California Art Club Point Lobos and Beyond Exhibit, Camel Visual Arts, Opening July 18th

"Where the River Meets the Sea"  11 x17 
Point Lobos and Beyond
California Art Club Exhibit at Carmel Visual Arts
7/18 to 8/23
Reception 7/18

Monday, June 22, 2015

Moondancer selected for National Watercolor Society /China Small Image Exchange

Moondancer 12 x 14
I am very pleased to share that ZHOU Tianya has juried this painting into the NWS/China Small Image Exchange. It  is one of 100 paintings that will be traveling for the next year between California and Shenzen China in conjunction with the Shenzen International Watercolor Biennial.
Exhibition is at the Shenzen Art Museum Dec 5 to Jan 10 and then NWS Gallery July 30 to  Aug 28 of 2016

From the NWS Web Site:

The National Watercolor Society presents the best of water media painting, representing a wide range of directions and technique, from experimental to traditional, and encourages support for watercolor as a vital, enduring and expressive medium. 

JUROR for NWS Member paintings: ZHOU Tianya, CAA, AWS, NWS. http://www.zhoutianya.com
Curator of Luohu Cultural Center,Shenzhen,China
Curator and Organizer of Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition http://www.ShenzhenBiennial.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

Where in the World is Plein Air Day 3 "Hillside Tapestry"

Hillside Tapestry 14 x 14

In the early morning light, the chapperal -covered hill has lovely  patterns of warm and cool color contrasts.  As I painted this the horses from the nearby stable were whinying . This was painted in the same valley as yesterday's painting. The three videos from this painting are at: