Wednesday, June 27, 2012

OPA National Exhibition and Quang Ho

Just got back from Evergreen, Colorado and the best experience a painter can have without painting.  Quang Ho was the master judge and also gave a great still life demonstrations.

 I met some wonderful people, ate great food, visited an old friend, and learned so much.  If you are an oil painter, the Oil Painters of America is an organization that has many benefits.  Daniel Green did a portrait demonstrations and Neil Patterson, president of OPA, was the model.

We drove out of the area passing through Colorado Springs just before the fires began to spread.  Between fires in Colorado and Tropical Storm Debby in Florida, Mother Nature has been very busy and a real challenge driving back.  One of the presentations that was worth the trip itself was by Lori Woodward about the state of the art market.  Check out her blog and the valuable information she shared with us. 

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Great News

Validation for  one's work is always a welcomed experience.  This year my husband David has been entering my work in several competitions.  Now for the great news.  I just found out that one of my paintings was chosen to be a finalist in the RayMar Art Contest for the month of June.  I would like to thank Warren Chang for his kind comments.  Here is the direct link to my painting and Warren's description of why he chose it. 

"Roots" has special meaning for me since the meat grinder and milk pail come from the farm back in North Carolina.  I've been lugging them around with me all these years and never gave them a second thought until I began this journey of capturing my "roots" on canvas.  The root vegetables were fun to paint, hence the title.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Oil Painters of America

Next week, June 22, the Oil Painters of America 21st Annual National Exhibition will be held at the Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, in Evergreen Colorado.  My bags are packed and I can't wait.  After looking at all the paintings that will be on exhibition, I'm as excited as mouse in a cheese factory (minus the traps).  One of my Threads of Life paintings will be on display, French Lace II.

To see all of the paintings in this series, go to my website.  Denver here I come!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sweet Pear

I'm having a great time painting pears.  This golden colored Bosc pear is as luscious to look at as it is to eat.  Check it out.  It comes framed and price includes shipping and handling.

  Click here for Pear Study 1
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