I am so pleased and honored to announce that my watercolor painting, “Mandarin Orange Blessings”, has been chosen as one of 86 paintings selected for the:

Northwest Watercolor Society’s
75th Annual International Open Exhibition
July 1 – September 30, 2015
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place, Seattle, Washington
Artists’ Reception is Saturday, July 11, 2015
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm  (open to the public)


 “Mandarin Orange Blessings” was chosen by internationally known juror Judy Morris out of more than 600 entries from 7 countries and 24 states. “Every artist accepted in the 2015 NWWS 75th Exhibit has an exceptional painting. This outstanding show features artists from near and far. Expect to see paintings that represent the best painting styles, the best painting techniques, and the best choice of subject matter. Also expect to learn, love, and smile as you view this celebratory exhibit! ,” Morris said of the show.

Lucky Cat has proved lucky again! The mandarin oranges in my painting symbolize wishes for prosperity and happiness. As I painted, I loved how the oranges took on a glow from within, almost like candles. The Chinese calligraphy character in the background means “blessings” and is repeated four times to symbolize many blessings.

Happy Painting and wishing you many Blessings!  ~Patty


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