Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – Tethered

allow tough changes for improvement

Allow yourself to make tough changes for improvement

I can hardly believe it – Tethered was accepted into the American Watercolor Society’s 154th International Exhibition and is on display at the Salmagundi Club in New York City until April 30th. There were 5 jurors of acceptance and I learned that it takes 5 scores equaling 24 to 25 points to get in. What is really exciting, is this is probably because I have been focusing on my goal of developing the “Center of Interest” in my paintings. To do that, this large painting was taken out of its big custom expensive frame, cut in half and modified. Thank goodness it got in as it feels like it was worth it since I tried for 30 years to get into this show.

Simple modern technology helped me be brave enough to make this change. The big problem was the original had two “centers of interest”. I cropped the painting on my computer to decide exactly where to cut it. After that, I worked on editing out any distractions & problems. In the process, I noticed several triangular motifs which were fascinating to consider and modify as necessary to make the design stronger.








Mini Workshop event

Painting a Backdrop of Trees

Wednesday April 28th 6:00-8:30 p.m. (5:30 for supply help)

Practice this very useful skill with Ellen Jean Diederich

Contact Jill Edinger at the Sapphire Gallery in Jamestown, ND at [email protected]  or 701-302-02334

This is in conjunction with their

1St anniversary sale

Jill is offering a 10% discount April 30-May 1




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Mother’s Day Sale

May 5th 12:00 -7:00p.m.

A sale surprise so good your Mom will want to join!

More details next week!

At Ellen’s Studio:  3374 Maplewood Court, Fargo, ND 58104

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