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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winter Show Results from the Sierra Pastel Society!!!!

"Koi Ripples" won Best of Show
 I have an announcement!  Two of my paintings won awards in the Sierra Pastel Society's Winter Show!  The judge was Craig Mitchell, a very distinguished and accomplished artist, whose work I admire.  I am sooooo flattered and humbled at the same time!

"Winter Meditation" won Award of Excellence in the Signature Status division
 Since I live quite a ways from the show location (Placerville, California), my friend, Kathy, sent me a clipping from the local paper in which some of the paintings (Koi Ripples included) were printed in color.  This is the first time I've had a painting printed in a newspaper!

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the members of Sierra Pastel Society who do all the work putting on their shows.  It is because of these hard-working, "can-do" folks that make these shows happen for us all.  I only wish I lived close enough to help.


☆sapphire said...

Congratulations on the awards!! I'm so happy to hear this good news and I'm so proud of you!
I so love the colors in the koi painting. Japanese artists would often use only red and white(sometimes black) in painting them, which I personally don't prefer. The koi in fact are blessed with rich colors. The ripples are lovely too. I sometimes forget time watching them swim elegantly in ponds.

"Winter Meditation" is really fascinating. I miss winter mountains.

Euphoria said...

Congratulations, MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!
Those fishes are one of my favourite paintings!

ti-igra said...

Oh!!! Carolyn! My friend! How I am happy for you! I have no words!!! :))))))))))) breath, breath! :)))

You are very talented and you worked hard!!! :) My congratulations and Big HUGS! You are great and your kind and beautiful paintings!


LIZ said...

Wow, Best of Show! I'm impressed! Will you still talk to me :-) !!!

Carolyn said...

Thank you my friends! You have all been so encouraging throughout my "journey" in painting. Yes, Liz, I will ALWAYS talk to you. Better yet, I will always listen to you and your advice too!