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New Orleans Art Association National Show and New Year Update

This year has started very good regarding my watercolors . One of my paintings was accepted in the National Show sponsored by the New Orleans Art Association : Gazebo at Longue Vue.
The show will be at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art in March and  I am very excited and proud.
I will also be taking a watercolor workshop with Judi Bett’s which is  recognized nationally for her transparent watercolors. I am looking forward to learning new techniques. and meeting new people.
In May I will be going to Spain to paint with Annie Strack , one of my favorite water-colorists. This painting trip had been in my bucket list!!! Looking forward to this adventure.
One of my goals is to do a Garden District series of watercolors this year. There is so much inspiration in this part of our city: gates, doors, windows , gardens …. I will keep you posted… If you have any favorite spots in the Garden District that you would like to see in watercolors, let me know or send me a photo .:)
Before I can get started I am doing a commission for Gertrude Gardner:  a watercolor map for their website… with icons in the different cities they service. Very interesting project.
So, I hope I have not bored you with all my goings and comings …. Is a new year and I wish many adventures and inspiring projects for you too.
I will be at Palmer Park in March so I hope  to see some of you. Come see what is new , and I hope you come see the National show at the Academy !!!
This photo is a watercolor of the Church where my niece got married in, which I did on her wedding invitation. A beautiful gift for sure! Keep this in mind if you need to give a present in the future.
Thanks again your support . Please check out and “like” my Facebook page Marinas Watercolors, and share with your friends.
Have a wonderful New Year! I finish off this letter with the watercolor of the Academy of Holy Angels Chapel.  This is my Alma Mater.
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Fall Update

I am so excited that fall is almost here. We have had our share of hot and humid weather and lots of rain. During this time, I have been building inventory for the busy season ahead as well as working on House Portraits commissions.Another project that I have been working on is a watercolors of  City Park’s Storyland which will be sold in the Botanical Garden shop in the fall.

I went to the Quarter today and walked down Royal Street and checked on some of shops that carry my prints, cards and canvases. Papier Plume is such a neat shop to visit with beautiful fountain pens, and writing instruments. They like to sell my watercolor cards since these cards take the ink very well, plus they are a great souvenirs from New Orleans or are perfect for framing. (All paintings on my site I can turn into cards, just email me and ask) I also stopped at the Great Artists Collective which is a fun little gallery with lots of different art from many artists. I have a small corner filled with my NOLA watercolors.

  While wondering downtown, I love taking photos in the Quarter that can serve as future paintings inspiration. (Look for Cafe Du Monde coming soon.)
Lately, I have been experimenting painting more on watercolor canvases, rather than paper. This makes me use less water and more pigment but I like it. Check out my New York skyline I did recently using this technique. I completed this painting after coming back from New York last July. I always enjoy touring the MET and sometimes wish lived closer to do this more often. Such great art and inspiration!!
Thanks for visiting my website and for your support.
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Upcoming Events

Here are a few of my upcoming events! Don’t forget to save the date on your calendars!

Art and Craft Fair at St. Angela Merici in Metairie Monday Nov. 10th 6-9 p.m.
Art Market at Hermann Grima House in the French Quarter , Nov. 22nd from 10 to 3 p.m

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Instagram

Today I set up an Instagram account so you can follow all of my new paintings!

http://instagram.com/marinaswatercolors

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Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Painting Exhibition

My paintings will be available for viewing at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen in New Orleans. They will be available starting March 15 and the exhibition will run through April 15. I hope you can make it out to check out all of my paintings that will be on display!
The address is 95 French Market Pl, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Hope to see you all there!

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Shop

Easily purchase items from my shop now! If there is something that you would like to purchase that you do not see listed, let me know and I can add it!

Just click the shop link at the top and see all of the items currently listed.

Prints, Originals, and my packs of greeting cards are all available.

Necklaces and other items coming very soon!

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Welcome to the new Marina’s Watercolors Website!

Marina G. Reed, originally from Caracas Venezuela, has been in the New Orleans Area since 1965. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of New Orleans in mechanical engineering. She is now pursuing her dream to become a visual artist since her four children are now grown.

Marina prefers watercolors because of the challenge they present due to the fast drying properties of the medium. She likes to paint architectural details as well as landscapes. She does original New Orleans houses as well as scenes from her travels to Italy, France and Hawaii.

Marina has been painting professionally for 12 years. She has been a member of the New Orleans Art Association and Louisiana Watercolor Society.

She has participated in many shows in the New Orleans area including:

  • Art for Art’s Sake
  • Dirty Linen Night
  • Poydras House Art Show
  • Art in the Garden
  • Fall Festival
  • By-Water Art Market
  • Artist Wednesdays at the JW Marriot

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