Received notification today from the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies representative. This painting, "Magma" (acrylic on gessoed Yupo) was accepted into the 35th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition juried by Carla O'Connor. This is also my 4th and gives me signature status. There were close to a thousand entries and 92 accepted, 13 from the Arizona Watercolor Association.
The title has much to do with my roots here in Arizona. My mother and father met at Superior High School in Superior, Arizona. Superior was and still is a small copper mining town about 60 miles east of Phoenix. Magma Copper Corporation was the name of the company where my dad's father was a fleet manager and my mom's father was a foreman in the mine in the late thirties and early forties. I remember as a small child when we visited my dad's uncle I was fascinated, especially at night, by the red hot slag that was dumped over the old black slag. It was like man made lava.
hot fluid or semifluid material below or within the earth's crust from which lava and other igneous rock is formed by cooling.