AWARD FROM PHILADELPHIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY by Ken Karlic

A Gritty Grainy Day, 10 x 14 in., watercolor, 2017

A Gritty Grainy Day, 10 x 14 in., watercolor, 2017

I received a call today from the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, that I won an award from their 117th International Works on Paper exhibition. They wouldn't/couldn't tell me what the award is... have to wait for the reception. And bummer, I'll miss the reception. Try to see the show, up through October 15 at the Community Art Center in Wallingford PA. 

RECOGNIZED IN "THE ART OF WATERCOLOUR" MAGAZINE by Ken Karlic

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JUST RELEASED — THE ART OF WATERCOLOUR ISSUE #28
I'm featured in a one page article in Revelations, their section on noteworthy artists. The Art of Watercolour is a beautifully produced publication, and is THE magazine for watercolourists (European spelling). Produced in France, and printed in the UK, The Art of Watercolour reaches 36 countries. 

Thank you to Art Director, Janine Gallizia, out of Australia, for stumbling across my work, and deaming it worthy of this excellent publication. YAY!!!

To order a copy of this issue, or a subscription to this great magazine, check your favorite bookstore or visit The Art of Watercolour online

MARK YOUR CALENDAR—FIRST FRI OPENING 10/6 by Ken Karlic

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Please join me for the opening reception to my exhibition, GRIT, at Red Raven Art Company in the heart of Gallery Row in Lancaster PA, on First Friday Oct 6, 5-9pm. I will have over 15 paintings in a combination of urban and rural subjects, a variety of sizes and prices to meet everyone's needs. 

In addition, I'll be doing a live painting demonstration Saturday, Oct 7, 11am – 2pm at Red Raven. 

THE STORY BEHIND THE PAINTING by Ken Karlic

The Ole Man Ain't So Bad Afterall, 6.5 x 21 in., watercolor, 2017

The Ole Man Ain't So Bad Afterall, 6.5 x 21 in., watercolor, 2017

This painting was done at Door County Plein Air Festival in Door County WI. What a great place!!! I stayed with a wonderful host family, and upon arrival, Ron (my host guy) drove me around showing me many of the locations that may be of interest to paint. He took me to this terrific barn property, and went on to say that the owner wasn't always nice because every other person he sent there was chased away. When I did choose to paint there, I saw the owner, and he looked at me suspiciously from his doorway. I waved, stepped toward him, and started up a conversation. I figured flattery would get me somewhere, so I went on to tell him about how I felt this barn was the coolest one I had ever come across. "You're goddam right it is," he said. And we chatted a bit. I got his approval to paint.

What interested me most about this scene was the abstract shapes of the structures and the shadows. And when looking to title it, I had to go with the obtuse reference to the owner, The Ole Man Ain't So Bad Afterall. The painting sold at the gala event, and the next day during the quick draw, the collectors came up to me and mentioned that they purchased the painting. They also questioned the title, so I told them the story. We all got a good laugh. 

LIVE DEMO AT MCBRIDE GALLERY FOR ANNAPOLIS ARTWALK by Ken Karlic

I had a great time doing a live painting demonstration at McBride Gallery on Main Street in Annapolis. Cynthia McBride was kind enough to invite me to paint during the 27th Annual Annual Art Walk, and I was able to share the evening with an enthusiastic group of visitors and art lovers, and I came away with two paintings I was very pleased with. 

If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit McBride Gallery where I have approximately 20 watercolors of varying subjects, sizes, and prices—to fit any interest, wall space, and budget. There's also plenty of work from other great artists. Be sure to make it a regular stop when you visit Annapolis... and tell them Ken sent you!!!

FEATURE ARTICLE IN "PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE" by Ken Karlic

I will have a major feature article to appear in the October/November issue of Plein Air Magazine. As many as 15 of my plein air and studio works will be reproduced. The article will present how I walked away from painting for a year to reflect upon developing a more personal style of painting to communicate my own individual voice. 

Thank you to Steve Doherty, editor of Plein Air Magazine, for remembering meeting me years ago, and deciding to recognize me in this amazing magazine. YAY!!!

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT, WATERCOLOR, 20 X 20 IN, 2017

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT, WATERCOLOR, 20 X 20 IN, 2017

FEATURE ARTICLE IN "THE ART OF WATERCOLOUR" MAGAZINE by Ken Karlic

I will appear in the September issue of "The Art of Watercolour" magazine, in their section of noteworthy artists, "Revelations". This is THE magazine for watercolor, and I'm speechless for for included.

Three of my "gritty" style paintings will be reproduced—7th and Chestnut, GAF on Ponca, and Sam Shipping (by the way, Sam Shipping is still available). The magazine is published out of France and reaches 36 countries. The release date is September 6, 2017. YAY!!!

7TH AND CHESTNUT, WATERCOLOR, 6.5 X 21 IN, 2015

7TH AND CHESTNUT, WATERCOLOR, 6.5 X 21 IN, 2015