Sunday, April 27, 2014

WAOWed in San Diego

Hi Painters, Friends, Family, and Collectors,

I am so excited to tell you I have two paintings juried into the Women Artists of the West 44th National Exhibition.

WAOWed in San Diego will be hosted by Women's Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, San Diego, Calif.

Opening Reception May 2, 5:30 - 8pm
Artist Demos/Quick Draw - May 3
Exhibit open for the month of May.

Here I am wrapping paintings with bubble wrap to protect them until hung in the museum.

I delivered the paintings Saturday, so now we are on count down to Show Time!

I am showing you the back of my paintings in the bubble wrap!

I invite you to come see what the WAOW artists have painted for your enjoyment.

Questions, call 760 662-3547 or e-mail


Monday, March 24, 2014

On Location Painting Adventures

CJ-5 Jeep
My Mule
A new Season!
2014 March, weather good for painting on location.
Here in the High Desert of Hesperia I have choices where to paint, High Desert or San Bernardino Mountain range, I like both.

In the desert, intense yellow flower brush are blooming, the landscape hosting a greyed quiet color.

I pack my painting gear and snack ;-), head out for the day, looking for my next visual story.

I feel it's important to break down, or simplify the landscape into five sections on the paper, then fill in the objects that tell my visual story. This really helps me with placement of objects.  Try it for yourself, let me know if this method works for you?

On location I use 140 lb. watercolor paper 11"x15" called a quarter sheet.  I take a 9"x 9" watercolor sketchbook to record my ideas, color schemes, and a camera for reference photos.

2014 painting adventure begins!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Good News I want to share!  Below is a press release from Women Artists of The West on the upcoming annual exhibit in May. 

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Barbara Parish of Hesperia, Calif has been accepted at the 44th annual member’s exhibition for Women Artists Of The West (WAOW) held in San Diego, California.    WAOW is a national organization with over 250 award winning, professional women painters and sculptors from across the country.  This non-profit group fosters appreciation and promotion of art created by women.  Barbara had to meet strict criteria to be juried
into this prestigious organization and her work also had to be juried into the art exhibition. “WAOWed in San Diego” runs from May 2 through 31, 2014, with an opening reception to be held on Friday, May 2 at 4:30 pm at the Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, San Diego, CA. For further details visit or

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I invite you to join me on Saturday May 3rd, for a WAOW Quick Draw Competition, then enjoy viewing over 230 paintings in various mediums.