Thursday, March 5, 2009

Doing the happy dance...


Fe Fi Faux Fowl, acrylic, 30" x 30"

I went a little off-the-path last year and did a few paintings in acrylic. This one turned out so well that I just had to enter it in The Artist's Magazine's first All-Media Online Competition. I heard about a week ago that I'd won an honorable mention for this painting, but I didn't realize it would be displayed in the online exhibit. Check out the other great paintings in their show too!!

In other news, I will have paintings in several watercolor shows around the country between now and mid-summer. My painting "Moonlit Cactus" will be showing at the Western Colorado Watercolor Society's exhibit at the Center for the Arts in Grand Junction, CO. "Morning Glorious" will be hanging in the Watercolor Missouri 2009 exhibit at the Winston Churchill Memorial & Library in Fulton, MO. I will have a painting in the exhibition book for the Richeson 75: Small Works 2009 show. And last but not least, "Heirlooms" will be hanging in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's show at the Kenosha Public Museum in Kenosha, WI. Stop in for a look if you're nearby.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Chris!Congratulations on the upcoming shows. Your work is so beautiful, ow..again, stunning colors. You deserve it!

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  2. Congratulations, Chris! Such a lovely painting deserves an honor! I'm going to go check out the online exhibit.

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  3. Wow Congratulations! what a happy shiny ducky image. It makes me smile just looking at those colors and curves!

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  4. Thanks Diahn, Robin, and Nava. This little guy makes me smile too. When I had it in the gallery last spring, there was a sudden upsurge in the number of tiny nose- and hand-prints at the bottom of the big front window. Kids were dragging their parents over to see it. Great fun!

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  5. You are my idol! So many shows and competitions. How do you keep them all straight! Congratulations young lady!

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  6. Thanks, Sheila! I've got my spreadsheets to keep me going! ;-D

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  7. AWESOME, Chris. Manymore to come your way, too. SO pleased and happy for you:-)

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  8. How wonderful that you are in so many shows, sharing your artwork around the country! Wooo-hooo - sure wish I could see some of these in person. Now on to see the online stuff! You rock!!!

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  9. Love your work, Chris, and your quippy titles, too.

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  10. Thanks, r. -- for someone as literal as I usually am, fun titles are quite an achievement!! Glad you like them.

    I love your work too but have been so busy lately that I've been lax in my blog reading (and commenting).

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  11. Gorgeously colorful!

    Wonderfully whimsical!

    You switched it up painting this one in acrylic but you still managed to get that transparent watercolor quality here.

    Really nice!

    -Dean

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