Janine Helton just learned that both of her paintings, Poetry in Motion and Surprise Visitor, have been accepted into the San Diego Watercolor Society Summer TriAnnual Online Member Exhibition by juror Angela Barbi! She then learned that Poetry in Motion received 1st Place in the exhibition which really excited her.
Here are the judge’s comments on her Poetry in Motion painting:
“This flamingo immediately caught my attention for its soothing color harmony and its unusual composition. The viewer’s eye gets inevitably guided to the focal point of the beak, the head and the neck, and then he can just enjoy all the careful work on the feathers, many of them beautifully painted negatively. The background is well integrated with the flamingo through the careful use of the same color for the shadow parts of the body and feathers. There’s a sense of movement, you can almost see the flamingo moving his beak as he is sprucing up his feathers that will start moving at any moment. A very good painting full of sensitivity that you can enjoy viewing for hours.”
Here is Janine’s Surprise Visitor painting.
This online (virtual only) exhibit runs from August 15 through September 15.