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Friday, September 10, 2010

3rd Place in Floral/Still Life Category!!!! Wooohooo!

I ran by the Balloon Races later this morning, after many were in the air and some were landing.  I had entered two paintings in the Sierra Watercolor Society's Annual Art Show there at the Museum at the Balloon Race Park (Rancho San Rafael).  I was so surprised to find I had earned a 3rd Place ribbon for my "White Roses" painting.  Wow!  I'm stoked!

My other painting "Lion Pride" was in a catch-all category called "Other".  Here is the wall of that category.
It is a really beautiful show.  I met the lady who won first in "Other".  She did a really neat abstract.  We talked art and I got to ask her a lot of questions about abstract art, how the artist does it, is there a plan, is it accident, what makes one abstract painting better than another one.  She had lots of good answers - she is from a design background.  So I understood what she was talking about.  It is the same principles I've been learning in my pastel classes - shapes, values, balance, color, arrangement, movement, composition.  I enjoyed picking her brain and learned a lot about abstract.

Here are some balloon race pictures.


Ida M. Glazier said...

Wonderful news about your 3rd place win!!!! Watercolr is so popular as an art these days, and there are many good artists doing it, so this is something to be really proud of!!! Also, w/c is the most difficult medium to master!! Good work, CArolyn. Plus its a very nice painting! i am so happy for you.

ti-igra said...

Congratulations! Carolyn! :-)))) Oh! I am in such wonderful emotions!
Wonderful! You took part in the exhibition and took the prize! Wow! I saw your picture with the roses! They're gorgeous!
I saw the lions in your blog earlier- they are great! They are very romantic and alive, as true, you've worked so hard these years and always tried to move forward!
Balloons - and these beautiful landscapes, I see first time such a semi-desert mountains - so beautiful! Wow! I love! Life is so interestng and beautiful! Thank you, Carolyn for so beautiful mood! :-)) And congratulations againe! :-))))

TREVOR Simonsen said...


Carolyn said...

Thank you fellow artists! (happy dance).

Anonymous said...

Stay inspired!
Brain Angles - Invisible Ink

Carolyn said...

I will! Thanks Michelle.

LIZ said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so proud of you! I know you are thrilled. I'm sure this is just one of many ribbons to come.