Well, it’s finally over, and worth every minute. We had an exceptional number of paintings and crafts entered and the quality just keeps getting better and better. I entered 2 pastels and 1 ink drawing. The ink drawing was chosen as an Honorable Mention in the “Other Media” category. I was so happy just win anything, but a drawing is really unusual. The biggest group, of course, is the large-size oil paintings, actually oil and acrylic are judged together…I don’t agree with that, but I didn’t have a say in the rules.. Interestingly, the judge is a very well-known watercolor artist and teacher and, strangely enough, we had fewer water colors than usual.
Below you will see me with my entries. I had one of our Guild members take the pictures and so I can’t take responsibility for the shots. It is a difficult room to get good pictures in, but I promise I didn’t have my eyes closed very long.
Aside from 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (I won a blue ribbon at the spring show!!!), and the Honorable Mentions, we had a special Mayor’s award, a Best of Show Award and several awards from art materials companies. The mayor chose an oil self-portrait for his award and was there to present it. We all had a great time and are looking forward to the Spring Show for 2010!
Even worse reflections here. The second pastel. 7 X 9. I especially liked the mats on this one. You can see the mountain better if you want to check out the older posts. I don’t think it’s too far back.
Thanks for looking. Jan