Since I retired in 2012, I've been enjoying painting watercolors. I invite you to browse among my paintings and find one that makes you feel good.
Here are some of my
Ralph F. Wilson
In the spring of 2017, I'm studying Intermediate / Advanced Watercolor under Pat Abraham. During nice weather, I try to get out for plein air painting with some friends. I'm working on a series of portraits of Africans I met in Kenya over the years.
My painting "Colonnade at San Juan Bautista Mission" won "Painting of the Month" at the WASH Watercolor club monthly meeting for April 2017. I've brought a couple of dozen paintings to compete over the years, but never won this honor before. I feel like I'm on a roll. :-)
Two paintings were exhibited in the the "Awash with Color" juried WASH Member Show April 4-23, 2017 at Sacramento Fine Arts Center. "Odd Egg" won an Award of Merit. Also exhibited was "Full-on Red Rose".
Two watercolors were exhibited in the juried "Go with the Flow" WASH Open Show
at Sacramento Fine Arts Center, September 6 to October 1, 2016, --
"The Cliffs of
"Odd Egg" won an Award of Merit in the "Awash with Color: WASH Member Show," at the
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, April 4-23, 2017.
'Golden Center - Pink Chrysanthemum' was juried onto Magnum Opus XXVII, Sacramento Fine Arts Center's Annual Open Show, July 19-August 13, 2016.. Three paintings were exhibited at the WASH Member Show, "Awash with Color," at Sacramento Fine Arts Center, April 26-May 14, 2016 -- "Colorful Zebra," "Sing Praises," and "Green Valley, Novato Hills" (which won Honorable Mention).
Two paintings were juried into the "Go with the Flow" 2015 WASH Open Show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sept 1-26, 2015 -- "Granddaughter Reading" and "Bluegrass Banjo."
In the Placer County Fair, June 25-28, 2015, "Soft Dogwood" won first place in the watercolor category, "Tranquil Tahoe" won third place. My "Prickly Milk Thistle" was accepted in the Placer Artists League Open Juried Show, Auburn, June 2-20, 2015.
I've been active at the WASH watercolor club at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. One painting "Lavender Bluebells," won "Honorable Mention" in the WASH 2015 Member's show.
I'm having fun. Please check back!
God bless you,