Friday, June 17, 2011
An Exceptional Artist!
I am always delighted when a very deserving artist gets the recognition that they deserve. I recently found out that Kathleen Conover (Candy) has received Signature Status in The American Watercolor Society. She has worked hard at this and she really deserves it!....but the topping on the cake is that she also won The American Watercolor Society Silver Medal of Honor! Her painting will be traveling to six states this year and I for one cannot wait to see it. The name of the painting is "Change is in the Air". To see this painting and her other work visit her website at: http://www.kathleenconover.com Candy has taught workshops for many years and I have had the good fortune to take one of her earlier classes. She is a wonderful instructor, right up there with the best. There is no doubt about it. Her intention is to help you take your work beyond "really good"...quoting her: "Annie, this is a really fine painting, all the elements are there. Now what can we do to make it a show stopper?" Truly, she taught me how to study my work and I have never seen anyone study her work harder or longer that Candy. Her advice to me? "Annie, quit noodling!"- this is my never ending mark-making attempts and I so enjoy engaging with them - oh, what would I do if I couldn't embellish?. Candy, if you get a chance to read this I want you to know that we are all celebrating with you and revel in your success!!!!