I’m very happy to be one of the 12 artists in the “Visions: Twelve Rhode island Artists” show at the Warwick Museum of Art. Our opening was attended by over 125 visitors. The exhibit closes this Friday August 26th.  See dates and hours below.

If you have not been to WMOA before, there is parking behind the museum. It is best accessed by taking a quick left immediately after the Eastern Star restaurant which is immediately after the light at Walgreens.

Visions Card

Visions 2

I’m enjoying the process of using watercolor on terra skin. It seems that working with synthetic papers creates many possibilities for exploration. This painting needs a title.  Coming up with a title can pose a problem. I want my title to evoke thinking, but not suggest one and only one meaning for the piece. I prefer that the viewer come up to thoughts on his or her own.

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DiDonato_3_ Sole Passage

I am happy to say that I received a first place at R I Watercolor Society’s Annual Show for  my watercolor called “Sole Passage.” The show opens tomorrow from 1-4 pm at RIWS at Slater Park in Pawtucket, R. I.

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I am very happy to announce that I have been accepted as a signature artist member of Rhode Island Watercolor Society. I have four paintings in the show which runs from January 11- February 5th. Above is one of the four paintings called “Backsplash.”

Yesterday I was happy to learn that “Odysseus Returns” was accepted into the 2014 R I Open Show at the Warwick Museum of Art. Opening reception is September 10th from 6-8 pm.

Odysseus Returns Coryright

Yesterday I decided to do some koolaid solar dyeing. Of course, DH had absconded with my dye container. I didn’t let that stop me. I found another plastic container. The lid was missing so I improvised by covering the top with foil. I let it cook in the sun for 5 hours.

Here is the result:

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I was very happy to receive a Merit Award from the Art League of Rhode Island for Dr. Eckleburg’s Eyes. The collage is hung at the Heritage Gallery until June 13,2014.

Dr Eckleburg's Eyes

Warwick Museum of Art accepted two artworks of mine. The first, Round and Round, is a mixed media piece using silk and rayon. The second is watercolor,Pulsation, is on terra skin.I’m looking forward to the opening tonight…………….

Round and Round
Round and Round

Pulsation

Pulsation

Every Friday for the most part I paint at the Botanical Gardens in winter and outside during the the other seasons. It’s a great escape to the tropics while dealing with the winter blues.

It’s been awhile since I’ve been there due the holidays and the snowy weather. I hope to work on a few paintings that I started weeks ago and inhale the oxygen rich air.Here’s a piece I did there awhile ago.

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Yesterday I had a great time demonstrating at the South County Art Supply. I got to play with watercolor on yupo for an hour with 5 willing participants. I learned that there is translucent yupo. I have to get some of that paper. As always a couple of the participants paint on yupo as well. It is so great to share techniques. The best part is I started two demo paintings that I want to continue.

Of course, I had to pick up some supplies. I bought some high flow transparent acrylics by Golden that I’m going to play with soon. I picked up two Blackwing Palomino pencils to try.

I’m still tinkering with this latest painting.

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