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CSPWC Exhibition May 27 to June 22, Etobicoke ON.

May 26, 2018

The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Color, (of which I’m a member) is holding their members’ exhibition, Water Reflections from May 27 to June 22 at the Etobicoke Civic Center Art Gallery, Etobicoke, ON.

They’ve chosen one of my two paintings here for the exhibition. It’s either the Top Of the World, Laguna Beach (above) or this one, Joshua Tree, CA.

Which one would you choose? :)


37 Comments leave one →
  1. tallboyone permalink
    May 26, 2018 4:18 PM

    They’re both insanely amazing, but if you held a gun to my head to choose I would say #2, joshua tree.

  2. Bernadette permalink
    May 26, 2018 4:32 PM

    I would choose the first painting…Top Of the World. Both are well done but I like how the sky seems to melt into the distant landscape. It is gorgeous and must be magnificent when face to face with your work.

  3. May 26, 2018 4:43 PM

    Top one, for a ‘water’ exhibition… Laguna Beach… love it.

  4. Karen permalink
    May 26, 2018 4:44 PM

    #2 Joshua Tree. It feels like I could just walk right onto the path.

  5. Beverley Wells permalink
    May 26, 2018 4:47 PM

    The first one , both are great. But the first speaks to me more

  6. May 26, 2018 4:55 PM

    Joshua Tree is my choice. The path captures my interest as it moves through the desert.

  7. May 26, 2018 5:00 PM

    Both paintings are magnificent, but I like The Joshua Tree the best because of the strong subject.

  8. Heather Roses permalink
    May 26, 2018 5:07 PM

    Laguna Beach :-)

  9. Ann Simons permalink
    May 26, 2018 5:24 PM

    Top one…but love both!

  10. Sue Littell permalink
    May 26, 2018 5:27 PM

    Top one! are these direct watercolor, Marc?

  11. Kay French permalink
    May 26, 2018 5:43 PM

    Tough one, but my heart is with Joshua Tree.

  12. Bridget permalink
    May 26, 2018 5:51 PM

    Joshua Tree. The line of the path draws the eye in better.

  13. Karen permalink
    May 26, 2018 5:58 PM

    Joshua Tree. I feel like I could just walk onto that path.

  14. May 26, 2018 6:02 PM

    Joshua Tree. I like the land in the fore ground.l

  15. Murielle permalink
    May 26, 2018 6:16 PM

    I prefer Laguna Beach-a very strong composition and love the haze of the sky on distant landscape.Bravo Marc! Both paintings are deserving to be in exhibition.,,,,,

  16. May 26, 2018 7:04 PM

    Excellent!! Congrats Marc!. I like Joshua TRee, mostly because I have been there!! Being in California!

  17. Karin permalink
    May 26, 2018 7:52 PM

    Sneaky boy. I love them both and can’t decide. I will just have to go the gallery. (It’s about 20 minutes away and it’s a lovely space.)

  18. Lydia permalink
    May 26, 2018 8:03 PM

    They are both beautiful paintings, Marc. congratulations! If I had to choose only one, I’d choose Joshua Tree. As a native Californian, you really caught the high desert essence. I really like the foreground, my eye is pulled around through the painting, back to the foreground. So much to look at!

  19. May 26, 2018 8:15 PM

    I think i love Joshua tree slightly more. I love purple colours, also the interesting mountain shape directs your eye to the back and around the painting. Where as the first painting, has your eye unsure where to go. But both are vibrant and lovely colours and form. X kat

  20. Pauline and Paul's Journey of Healing permalink
    May 26, 2018 8:31 PM

    I love them both. But I think the second one. A hard choice to make. All the best with the exhibition.

  21. chris permalink
    May 26, 2018 8:37 PM

    I love Laguna Beach! wow! good luck with the show!

  22. Linda Lebrun permalink
    May 26, 2018 10:11 PM

    Though I love them both, the colours in Joshua Tree are so vibrant and alive

  23. Tricia Kidd permalink
    May 26, 2018 10:17 PM

    Both are beautiful…but Joshua tree is gorgeous

  24. suanc56 permalink
    May 26, 2018 10:56 PM

    I would have to go with Laguna Beach; I love the composition and the many different aspects to the painting: the way the sky and the haze melt into the distant mountains, the ocean and cliffs suggested on the left, and the roadway in the foreground. Both are beautiful, however. And they look so effortless!

  25. Morning Waters permalink
    May 26, 2018 11:18 PM

    I like the Joshua tree one best.

  26. May 26, 2018 11:28 PM

    I looked the Joshua Tree, CA. But they both are good.

  27. May 27, 2018 2:09 AM

    I live near Laguna Beach and have been often to Joshua Tree, and am familiar with both. You’ve captured the essence of both places, capturing Southern California’s unique colors. Well done.

  28. barbara Joabson permalink
    May 27, 2018 2:27 AM

    Both are superb. But, the colors in the Joshua tree speak to me.

  29. Judy Sopher permalink
    May 27, 2018 5:41 AM

    I must have missed this post -so many comments. Both paintings are gorgeous. I also like the second a bit better. and I mean just a bit. I think it is partially cuz I feel it has a center of interest that draws my eye. I love your treatment of the foreground. It almost is alive.

  30. May 27, 2018 10:47 AM

    Both are beautiful and atmosheric. Congratulations! I would go with Joshua Tree but it’s a hard decision.

  31. Pedro Loureiro permalink
    May 27, 2018 4:43 PM

    Both awesome! But I like the Joshua Tree best, it has an outstanding sense of depth!

  32. cmcnamara1220 permalink
    May 27, 2018 6:26 PM

    Hard to choose, but I like the Joshua Tree – it gives me a sense of being there.

  33. May 28, 2018 8:26 AM

    I would choose, Joshua Tree, CA, but the other on is amazing too :-)

  34. May 28, 2018 11:12 AM

    Again like most I love them both but the Joshua Tree, has caught me so I guess that is the one.

  35. Hélène Moore permalink
    May 28, 2018 6:35 PM

    Les deux sont superbes, mais la première est plus dramatique et capte davantage l’attention. C’est donc celle que je choisirais.

  36. ChickG permalink
    June 1, 2018 3:42 PM

    For me both stir a great deal of emotion but Joshua Tree because I can relate to the scene.
    Keep them coming. You are an inspiration

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