Thursday, September 17, 2009

All in good time...


Snail Mail, 6" x 6"
watercolor
Chris Beck

I just got word that my painting, Snail Mail, has won an award in an international competition. I can't say any more about it now, but I'll let you know when it goes public. This painting came about when Pablo Villicana Lara and I were invited to join a challenge posed by Jelaine Faunce and M. Collier back in March using a plain white envelope as the common denominator for our paintings. I had a great time with this subject -- one of the snails in my collection of vintage tin toys almost crawled off the shelf to volunteer its services!!

20 comments:

  1. Thats wonderful news Chris! Congratulations! I remember this peice and your snail is adorable :)

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  2. Chris, how exciting. This painting is so fun! I love the sense of humor in it. I look forward to hearing more about the competition and the award.

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS Chris!! This is one of my all time favorite paintings of yours, love the humor and social commentary in it. Looking forward to hearing more about the award!

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  4. Congratulations on your award! This painting is wonderful, and certainly worthy of an award in an international competition.

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  5. Hey, that's great news!!! Waiting for more info when you can share the details :) I really love this painting - aren't challenges by other artists great at kicking it up a notch? Hope you are doing well :)

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  6. Congratulations, Chris! Very exciting and well-deserved. Everything about this-title, composition, concept, it's great!

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  7. Thanks to everyone for taking time to leave a comment. Glad you like the work!! I got early notification of the award, but I'll reveal the details as soon as I can.

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  8. Congratulations - love the name and love the humor (in that snail sized painting!!!)

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  9. Congratulations! I really like this painting and can see why it won.

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  10. How wonderful! And no surprise. Your work is amazing, Chris!

    (Hey, I've got my pinky hook on for International Talk Like a Pirate day!)

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  11. Congratulations! This little gem is very well executed and worthy of an award.

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  12. Chris, way to go!!!! Congratulations. Can't wait to hear the details.

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  13. Congratulations! I love this painting - such fun!

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  14. Thanks to everyone who has commented since I left my first note. Glad you like the painting enough to leave a comment!!

    R -- or should I say Arrr? -- keep that pinky hook crooked while you drink your tea!! ;-D

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  15. Chris!

    I'm not surprised you won.

    The composition on this painting is great and the cast shadow from the snail is quite clever.

    A fun, colorful, and now award-winning painting!!

    -Dean

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  16. You make my funny bone laugh out loud! I love the unique approach to this, the way you tricked us into not seeing the envelope at first. SO WELL executed, too. You're awesomely good! Congrats on the wonderful award - well deserved.

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  17. Well thanks, Sandy!! Glad you enjoyed it!!

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  18. Thanks, Tracy! And thanks for leaving a comment on Jeannie Vodden's feature too.

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