Sunday, February 27, 2011

Watercolor Painting Demo by Julie Hill

Here's a sneak peak on what I have been working on for my Solo Show
at the Silver Heron Gallery 
(April 29th - May 31st, 2011).

You are Invited:

The Artist Palate wine-tasting salon on the Silver Heron's mezzanine will host a champagne and hors d'oeuvre meet and greet for Ms. Hill from 1:00 p.m. until closing on Friday, April 29th. 

   Silver Heron Gallery
15 SE Bay Street Depoe Bay
 OR  97341
(541) 765-2886


The Gods of good fortune smiled down on me today and I was interviewed by Karina for her blog.  She is featuring my art and the interview this week and to celebrate, I am giving away this 4x12" painting of the Bridge of Prague, a $129. value.  It is on stretched canvas and the sides are painted black so that it may be hung without being framed.  To enter the contest just go to Karina's blog and follow her instructions.  The winner will be announced March 13.  Good Luck!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

North River Art Society Show

"Three Werthers" by Kelley Carey MacDonald was selected for an Award of Excellence by juror Joseph McGurl in this Member's Show.  Juror comments:
"Lively brushwork is interesting to look at in its own right.  Great color choices.  Nice, careful observation."

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping

A fellow DPO Artist, Pam Holnback was a recipient 
of 2 meritorious awards from 
Richeson 75's Smallworks competition. 
Both may be viewed below.

Well I am honored to say I received one too 
for the above pastel painting The Wall!
 Both of our works will be published in a book
and available soon.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Richeson 75 Small Works Show by Pam Holnback

Sidewalk Shadow                                                      
8" x 10"                                                                   
Oil on board                                                               
$195. 00 + $10. s/h

Faucet Shadow
8" x 10" 
Oil on cradled panel
$195.  + $10. s/h

This weekend was the opening of the show "Smallworks" at the Richeson 75 Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin.  I am thrilled that two of my paintings, Sidewalk Shadow and Faucet Shadow were juried as "Meritorious Entry" and will be included in the book published for the competition. 

If interested in purchasing either of these pieces, there is a Paypal button on my blog:

And, a Happy Valentines Day to all of you.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scottsdale Salon 2011 Becky Joy

"Sunset Reflection" 24x30 oil accepted to Scottsdale Salon at the Legacy Gallery

I feel really, really fortunate that I had another painting accepted into a major exhibition. It has been a great ride this last week. I was especially pleased with this painting and felt good about my chances of getting into the show, but you never know until you read your name on the list.
I also have two new workshops planned right now. The first will be a one day plein air workshop at the Superstitions on Friday, April 15 from 10 to 4 pm for $70. If you are interested, email me at and I will email you the particulars.

The second workshop I am pleased to announce will be a three day plein air workshop in Pasadena, CA on June 16, 17 and 18 for $150. If you are interested in this workshop, email me at and I will send you information.

Talk to you all later.

Becky Joy

Monday, February 7, 2011

Upcoming Art Exhibitions

This last week brought a lot of news about shows for me. I had two paintings selected for Paint America, "Apples" was selected for the Top 50 mini and "Sunlight Through the Oak" was selected for the Top 100.
My painting "Remains of the Rain" was accepted into Salon International 2012 at the prestigious Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, TX. On top of all that, I received an invititation to participate in the the Sedona Plein Air Festival next October.
"Apples" 8x10 plein air

"Sunlight Through the Oak"  14x18 oil
"Remains of the Rain"   18x24 oil