Saturday, March 15, 2008

No awards

We attended the reception for the Peoria Celebration of Artists last night. It was very crowded and a lovely reception. Alas, my painting did not win any awards, but I felt good in seeing that most of the ones that did win were of very high quality, as were most of the accepted paintings on display. It is a bit discouraging to see, as happens often, what is chosen for awards when the paintings chosen are slanted toward one discipline (abstract, etc.) or another for every award. I saw many more traditonal representational paintings than is normal to be chosen for a show and found that gratifying since that is what I paint and understand. This is the second show I have been accepted into that I didn't have a good camera with me (why can't I remember that?) to show me by my painting and the cell phone camera just doesn't focus in that lighting situation. One of these days, if I get into any other shows, I will post a good photo here.

I have quite a few unfinished, but nearing completion, works in progress on my worktable right now. I will work on getting those finished this weekend and post here. I also worked on a large Yupo painting in the below abstract style (yeah, I know, I don't care for that style much) this week....yikes! I am really in unknown territory when I do that and rarely have a clue what to do, but this time I had such fun doing it that I didn't care. More to follow on the technique when I post the painting.

1 comment:

RHCarpenter said...

Just keep trying, Susan. It sounds like a good step to even get in this show - but keep trying to win an award and going upward with your artwork :)