Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bay Park Resident Wins Art Award

Balboa Corridor by Mark Smith
Mark Smith of Bay Park was awarded Third Place at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s February show, “Romancing the Paint”. Mark is recognized as a premier painter of San Diego architecture and this painting “Balboa Corridor” is another first class example of his work. Juror Rise Parberry called the painting “gorgeous” and complimented the artist on his excellent composition and his consistency of color and style throughout the painting.

Asked about his painting, Mark said that he began the painting on location during an out-of-doors meeting of Annette Paquet’s class offered through the Community College Continuing Education program. Mark set up right across from the water lily pond and drew in his stylized way then completed the painting in his studio. While Mark Smith is a professional artist, all levels of artist are welcome at Annette Paquet’s classes. Contact your community college for information if you are interested. More of Mark Smith’s work may be seen at his website, show at SDWS will continue at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s gallery through February 24th. The gallery is located in Point Loma’s Liberty Station at 2825 Dewey Road and is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm and is free to the public.

San Diego Watercolor Society is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to expanding the appreciation of and involvement in watermedia painting through education, exhibition and promotion. SDWS presents a new juried exhibition each month with an evening opening reception on the first Friday. Works on paper using watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein and tempera as well as mixed media are accepted. More information can be found on the website

1 comment:

  1. How absolutely lovely! I am always in awe of those who can master the use of watercolors!


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