Monday, June 6, 2011

Original Watercolor by Becky Brocato "Sticking Close"

©Becky Brocato
"Sticking Close" 18" x 18"
Watercolor on 140 lb Arches CP

We had a great time at the Opening Reception of the Texas Watercolor Society 62nd Annual Exhibit in San Antonio, Texas, this past Saturday evening. It was held at the San Antonio Art League and Museum, which is located at 130 King William Street in the beautiful King William Historic District. I am so pleased and honored that my watercolor painting, "Sticking Close," is included in this Exhibit. A big "thank you" to all who came to the Opening Reception. I truly appreciate your interest in and support of my work! This Exhibit has around 50 beautiful water media paintings by artists from all across the United States, and it will be on display throughout the month of June, so I hope you will make time to go by and see it if you are traveling to San Antonio this month.

On Sunday, before heading back to Houston, we browsed the shops in La Villita Historic Arts Village in Downtown San Antonio. I totally enjoyed meeting and visiting with Ugur Kilic (photographer, graphic designer and web site designer) and Susan Carlin (artist and owner) of Nueva Street Gallery. This is one of my favorite galleries in downtown San Antonio, and they always have a wonderful variety of high quality art pieces from 19 amazing artists. The next time you are in San Antonio, you should definitely stop in.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A watercolor portrait of three sisters

©Becky Brocato
"The 3Cs: Carli, Celbi and Cirby" 11" x 14"
Watercolor on 300lb Arches CP

I really loved painting this portrait of three sisters when they were young. They are in their late teens and early 20s now, so it's a poignant look back at their childhood, as they enjoyed a beautiful fall day in the Texas Hill Country. It was so fun watching them come to life with paint and brush!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

"Spring Azaleas" in Watercolor Art Society-Houston January Exhibit

©Becky Brocato
"Spring Azaleas" 7" x 7"
Watercolor on 140lb Arches CP

Although I completed this a while ago, I'm finally entering it in an exhibit. "Spring Azaleas" is a reminder that it will soon be warming up here in Houston, and I can't wait! I am not a fan of cold, rainy, dreary days like today! I painted this from a photo I took of the azaleas in my front yard. They put on quite a show in my flower garden each spring! This painting is custom framed in a simple black contemporary wooden frame with museum quality materials and an 8-ply white mat. Framed size is 14" x 14" and ready to hang.

I hope you'll come by the WAS-H Gallery sometime this month and enjoy the watermedia art exhibit. The show will be on display until February 10, 2011. The opening reception is Friday, January 14, 2011, from 6 to 8pm. Light refreshments and wine will be served.