Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Here's a new still life, "Celadon", oil 8 x 10. 

I painted it on a board prepared with a coat of Kilz (water-based primer, sealer and stainblocker developed with new technology that’s formulated to perform like an oil-based product)

Landscape painter George Coll recommended it to me. He's an excellent painter and very generous with his knowledge.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Best of Show, Portrait Artists of AZ Second Annual Members Juried Exhibition and Sale

My portraits "Threshold" received the Best of Show Award, and "Tasha", a Merit Award at last night's Opening Reception at the SunDust Gallery in Mesa, AZ. Twenty-one portrait artists' works were juried into the show, which was judged by acclaimed artist Robert Lemler. Jean Turner Smith was awarded First Place...I don't have the details at the moment about other award winners, but will post as soon as possible. There is some fabulous art at the show , which is free and open to the public, and will hang through May 5...head on over to see the work!

The Show Committee did an amazing job - lots of hard work and many hours. Thanks to every one of you! And especially Pamela Jonas whose astonishing commitment and energy brought life to the  Portrait Artists of Arizona. Brava.