Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Colored Pencil Society International Exhibition News.......and a much-needed facelift

This year the 18th Annual International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America will take place from July 22 to August 20, 2010, at the Art Museum of Los Gatos, in Los Gatos, California.  I'm pleased that my piece depicting a pair of wild horses, "The Hand of Man", has been juried into the exhibition.  This year's juror is Janet Bishop, the curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Further information as well as the list of accepted artists can be viewed at .  My congratulations to all the artists who's work was accepted into the exhibition.

Closer to home, I'm happy to report that after about two years of calculated procrastination I have finally painted my drawing room.  As those of you who rely on the reflection of light are aware, working in a poorly lit area, or an area with walls of a wrong or dark color, can be challenging.  After completing the swan drawing last week I decided I simply could not draw one more line in that oak-toned room!  So I moved everything out, and I painted...........and painted.............and painted..........and about eight coats into my project someone cheerfully said to me, "You should have used Kilz."  (I do not think of these kinds of things........Did I ever claim to be a house-painter?)

Finally though, the room is completed and the resident artist is happy.  I will spend some time tomorrow continuing to organize its contents, and then its............


Thanks for reading.     


  1. That's a very nice work! The studio looks just great!
    And congratulations on the acceptance of your artwork, it really couldn't have been different, it's such a wonderful piece...
    Warm regards,

  2. I will see your work at he exhibit in Los Gatos this summer! Congratulations, Lynda!

    (...and yeah, Kilz is great stuff.)

  3. congrats on being accepted! :D
    the drawing room looks nice and light. I love how are living room has such a big window and light walls, makes drawing so much easier

  4. Great news that your piece was accepted, though I was never in doubt. Studio looks wonderful, every blog I venture into at the moment seems to be having a facelift in their's a conspiracy to get me to do something to mine LOL

  5. Congrats again on getting into the 18th International CPSA show Lynda. Can't wait to see your piece "in person" there!
    Your studio looks so new and sparkling light. A new space to have fun working in.

  6. Thanks everyone: the CPSA Internationals is a fine exhibition, so I am very pleased to be included again.

    It looks as if I am going to be out there for the artists' reception / convention week, Denny. Hope you and your better-half can stop in for the reception; would love to meet you.

    .....And when you do Elizabeth, post pics!

  7. And glad you are going to SF! : )

  8. Lynda, congratulations!!! I told you that you had nothing to worry about. I'm really getting excited about the convention!
    The studio looks great! It just makes me want to paint my taupe drawing room. Hmmmmm....sounds like a honey do to me! LOL!

  9. Congratulations again Lynda! The acceptance of your work into the show is most deserved!! And woo-hoo the 'refreshed' version of your studio looks great. I had to do lots of painting in my studio when we moved here - covering dark brown oil based paint - lots of fun! :-) But it sure made a difference. So kudos for rolling up your sleeves and getting this done!

  10. Yes, April and I must meet you when you are out here!

  11. Thanks so much, gals. Teresa; have you decided if you are going yet?

    Looking forward to it, Denny.