I have some more great news! This painting won the 2nd Place VIP Best of Show Award at this year's Waterfowl Festival! The Benefactors got to vote for their favorite painting at the Thursday night preview event.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I just received some great news! I am the award recipient of the Evelyn and Peter Haller Distinguished Young Artist Award! This contest is put out by the Society of Animal Artists and sponsored by Isabel and Sheldon Sklar. I was told that the competition was pretty stiff but they thought I had a very strong body of work. I'm very honored and humbled to have received this award and my many thanks to Isabel and Sheldon Sklar, the jurors who selected my work and the Society of Animal Artists.
Friday, November 5, 2010
I love painting white, whether its snow or some kind of animal. I always have fun with all the subtle tones and neutral colors. Rarely-if ever-is anything in nature pure white. While the local color of the object may be completely white, the light source will almost always give it some kind of slight tone. This fact reminds me of the Transfiguration of Jesus, where it says in Scripture that His clothes became dazzling white, as no fuller on earth could make them. While I do have a couple spots of almost pure white paint in the highlights of this painting, I guess pure white in nature is usually reserved for Divinity.
Snowy Owl, oil on linen, 14"x11"