Sunday, December 6, 2009

Watermedia Showcase award...


Snail Mail by Chris Beck
watercolor, 6" x 6"

"Snail Mail" is currently showing on the Watercolor Artist Blog because it won an honorable mention in the Watermedia Showcase international competition. You can view the show here. The winners will also be published in the February 2010 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine.

This painting was the happy outcome of an invitational challenge from Jelaine Faunce back in the early part of the year. My watercolor buddy Pablo Villicana Lara and I joined oil painters M. Collier and Jelaine in this challenge to create still-life paintings using a plain white envelope as the common object.


17 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm an artist from the UK and I've just recently started following your blog.
    Well done on the honourable mention, that's quite an achievement. I love this painting not only for the beautiful handling of the medium, but the subject just made me smile!

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  2. Congratulations! I am not suprised that this won an award. It is one of my very favorites and such a very creative idea. It always puts a smile on my face.

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  3. Congratulations, Chris! This is a beautiful painting and I love the pun of it :)

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  4. Wooo hooo! Congratulations, Chris. You deserve this award :O)

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  5. Congratulations Chris! How exciting! I loved this one from the first moment I saw it - so clever...

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  6. Wonderful news, Chris. Snail Mail has long been one of my favorite Chris Beck pieces. Congratulations!

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  7. Welcome to my blog, Julie and thanks for commenting. Thanks to all you "regulars" too!! I'm glad you all like this painting -- it's one of my very favorites. This idea just leaped into mind full-blown, which always makes me think I've missed something, but those often turn out to be my best ideas.

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  8. This is so amusing - one of my favorites of yours. Glad you got an award, too!

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  9. Chris, congratulations! This piece is wonderful and makes me chuckle. Well done.

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  10. Thanks, ladies!! I do love puns and this is such a good visual one. It was a pleasure to paint.

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  11. Just got my magazine yesterday, Chris, and your painting looks so good in there. The honorable mentions were every bit as good as the ones chosen for 1st, 2nd and
    3rd place, in my opinion.

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  12. Thanks, Rhonda!! I can't wait to get my copy of the magazine! Thanks for saying such a nice thing about the honorable mentions -- I'd say "I though so too" but I'm prejudiced!! ;-D

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  13. Brava, Chris! This painting is delightful and so deserving of this recognition!

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