Acceptance into 2013 Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition

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                                 Hong Kong Happy Hour, Watercolor, 18″ x 12″

Just found out today my painting Hong Kong Happy Hour was accepted into the 2013 Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition!  Show opens April 5 and goes to May 17, Blue Ridge Art Association Gallery, Blue Ridge Georgia.

Here is the story behind this painting.  This window was part of a facade in the Soho District on Hong Kong Island.  There was no sign or any indication as to what was inside. I was so intrigued by the blue color and peeling paint.   One night a friend took me there and much to my surprise, it was a French antique shop turned into a cocktail lounge!  Hence, the name of this piece.

 

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

www.kimminichiello.comOil on Canvas, 12″ x 12″

Kung Hei Fat Choi!  Happy Chinese New Year!

This is the year of the snake the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Chinese wisdom says a snake in the house is a good omen, because your family will not starve.  No problem for those of us in Florida!

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Sketching at the Musee Guimet

www.kimminichiello.comEven before I lived in Hong Kong, I’ve had for quite some time, an affinity for Asian cultures.  I love the food, art, and many of the customs.  One of my favorite museums in Paris is the Musee Guimet.  It is the largest collection of Asian art and artifacts in Europe.  I didn’t live too far from there, just a couple of Metro stops. I became a member so that I could go and sketch as often as I wanted to.  It was a nice way to spend a cold winter’s day!