Monday, April 18, 2011

Lessons Learned

This pastel painting, "Brook Flying" has been posted before. Last year the painting did not get into the Northeast National Pastel Exhibition. I submitted the painting again this year and it was received into the show and won the Kelly Weal Memorial Award. The lessons learned -- Entry into a juried show is usually based on the judgement of just one person. If you believe a piece of work has some merit, persist. Someone else may see the same elements of merit.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Artist

This painting is an acrylic on watercolor paper. It measures 21.5" x 12." The painting is glued to gessoed canvas on a stretcher. A varnish was added to protect the painting and to produce a more homogeneous surface.

Nya Headed to Third

This is a portrait of my granddaughter, Nya, as she heads to third during a T-Ball baseball game. Nya was 6.5 years old when I took her picture heading to third. This was her first experience with organized sports. The painting was done in acrylic on gessoed watercolor paper and measures 21" x 28.5." This painting was posted earlier and then substituted with the better picture below.