Sunday, November 20, 2011

WIP: ? Update

Revealing a little more of this painting. My birding friends probably know what it is now :)

41st Annual Waterfowl Festival

Last week was the annual Waterfowl Festival in Easton, MD. This is one of the few booth shows that I do and it happens to be in my home state. I always look forward to this show. I remember being very young and dreaming of being a part of it one day. This was my third year exhibiting and although I did not have the best year there sales-wise, I do hope to be back next year! I had the privilege of being booth neighbors with two artists I greatly admire, Matthew Hillier and Terry Miller. I was delighted to come home with a Hillier original that my husband bought for me as a Christmas present! Below are some photos of my display:

While in Easton, I always get out to Blackwater Refuge. I went out early one morning before the show and it was extremely foggy. I loved the atmospheric quality. Here's a collage of some of the photos I took:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New WIP: ?

Something new is on the easel...I'm going to just tease you with a section of it for for now as I really have only locked in on the dead limb.

Click image to enlarge.

String of Good News

I’ve had a string of good news of late...

First, I sold 4 out of the 7 paintings I had on display in a solo exhibition at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum.

Secondly, I learned that I was awarded First Place for Watermedia for my painting Driftwood Perch at the Irving Arts Association's Annual Juried Wildlife Art Exhibit.

I was then completely thrilled to learn that Driftwood Perch was awarded Best of Show at the Richeson 75: Animals, Birds & Wildlife Online Exhibition! What an honor. Mort Solberg, master watercolorist, was the juror. He had this to say about my piece: "The painting consists of a strong design, well executed with nature shown in its winter harshness, yet alive with life."

Here's the link to view the entire show: You can also vote for the People's Choice award through Dec. 15th by clicking the link at the top of the show's page.

Driftwood Perch, watercolor, 20 x 14.5"

As if all this was not enough excitement...lastly, I learned that I received a Merit Award for Good to the Last Bite in the Maryland Pastel Society's Shades of Pastel Exhibition.

Good to the Last Bite, pastel, 12 x 17.5"

What a fun ride it was!