Monday, October 5, 2009
Old Farm Homestead and First Place Shades of Pastel Biennial Exhibition
It's funny how you could keep facing one direction repeatedly and not notice the other. Today I crossed the street to another future construction site and peered through the trees... a field and an abandoned homesite. The home is to the left in the trees. The field was a mix of neutrals and that gorgeous pink orange grass. It was a struggle to get it right. I think I need to decide how important the building is and if it is, to strengthen its impression.
On another note..... yesterday was an amazing day. I think this is my month! I attended the opening and awards reception for the Shades of Pastel Biennial Exhibition. It is a national show so the work was simply incredible. As I walked through the rooms of gorgeous paintings I was filled with delight and amazement to be part of this show. Ninety-nine stunning paintings, I even recognized names of famous pastel painters from the magazines I see. I stayed for the awards and listened to the reasons why each was chosen. I was absolutely shocked when the judge came to first place and I heard my name!!!! It was described it as a poetic landscape. WOW! It doesn't get any better!
Go check out the show if you are in the vicinity.