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Yellow

My piece "Beach and Balloons" was recently recognized as "Noteworthy" in the Colors of Humanity May Exhibition. The theme for this exhibition was "yellow" and, for me, yellow is a color of exuberance--the exuberance of piling into the car with buckets and towels and coolers--to head to the seaside for an afternoon.


This piece also highlights one of my favorite things to paint: people--families, kids, friends--at the beach. There is just so much possibility at the beach, from swimming to snorkeling, from building sandcastles to hunting for seashells, from laying out reading a book to turning cartwheels down the sand. The beach is an active place full of movement, which I have depicted in this piece. The beach is also a happy place and looking at this painting makes me happy.


The May Colors of Humanity Show had 58 accepted entries from 19 different states in the USA, as well as 7 other countries. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, collage, digital, glass, ink, mixed media, oil, photography, watercolor, and wood. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. I am proud to be part of this illustrious group and thankful for the recognition.


This piece will also be part of my upcoming solo exhibition in Atlanta, GA "Water: Soul of the Earth." Check out the full show here and, if you are in Atlanta, please come to the opening reception on June 2.


What are your favorite beach memories? What is your favorite beach?


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Peace,


--Vivia

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