Saturday, January 23, 2010

Another Still Life

Pomegranite and Pear with Black Vase 12 x 12 Oil

This is the second painting accepted into the AAC Winners Circle Show. It was one I painted for the Small Works Show in December that didn't make it. Two of those rejected in December were selected for the Winners Circle in January and one of them was sold. It just goes to show that acceptances and awards in shows are all at the mercy of a particular judge. It is important not to let a rejection in a show be too discouraging. Three rejections should prompt a closer look. Get a critique from an artist friend you respect.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Still Life Paintings

Pomegranite and Pears 10 x 10

I have been doing quite a few still life's lately. Here is one that I entered into the Winner's Circle Show at the Atlanta Artists Center. In order to be in the show you had to have won an award in 2009 in one of the monthly shows. This is one of the two pieces I had accepted and I'm thrilled that it sold to a lady that came into the gallery browsing and saw it. She purchased it before the show had even been hung. What a nice surprise.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Years Resolutions

Dahlonega in October 8 x 10 Oil

I want to make a New Years Resolution to update this blog more often. I was able to get some decent photos of quite a bit of work this morning. It has been a battle to keep the glare off the paintings when photographing them. I seem to have found a solution finally.
This painting is one that I did just outside of Dahlonega in October. I found this spot in the Spring and made a note that I needed to come back in the Fall. I was not disappointed.
I have been painting still lifes lately and will post some of them soon. With the temperature being so cold, it is a good thing to keep you busy when you can't paint out.