I am absolutely honored to have received an honorable mention award from the Artist Association of Northern Colorado “Spring Forward” art show for “Doggie in the Window”.
I spoke with the juror at the show and asked him what it was about the painting that he saw. He said, “At first I thought it was a photo. When I looked closer, I realized it was a pastel.”
He went on to say that he “liked the use of shape in the painting, how the squares are repeated but offset and how the vertical line goes across the painting and the shape of the roof is also repeated in the triangles.” He also mentioned the depth in the windows and the surprise of the dog in the window.
It was great feedback and exactly what I was going for with this piece – structure, solid shapes with the organic and excited nature of the dog.
The show was very well attended and the opening reception was great fun. What a turnout!
Next weekend is the National Greeley Art Exhibition where I will have two paintings in the show and a miniature in the silent auction. More details on that soon.
In honor of receiving and award, all prints and canvas wraps are 20% off through April 30th. Woohoo!!! Just use the code Honor20 at checkout.