"Steet View" received the honor of 1st place in the oil/acrylic category at the PACO Arts show in Pittsburg, CA last night.( Sorry for the long run on sentence there). Anyway, the painting is one I completed a couple of weeks ago. I had submitted it for the DPW Challenge posted by Carol Marine. Another artist of the show asked if they had pronounced my name correctly. I answer to anything when a check is involved. My name is pronounced "Kathy" although spelled quite differently. SOLD
My niece Aimee is a very talented photographer (and model). She has been generous about sharing her photos, including the one I used for this painting. There was a previous challenge on the Daily Paintworks site to paint values without color. I submitted this one yesterday and decided to put it up for auction. This is a 6x6 acrylic on cradled wood panel. SOLD
When you are an artist, most of the time, most of your friends and family won't tell you when you suck. Sometimes that's ok, especially when I am having those vulnerable days. This is Nancy Roberts. She is a wonderful artist and teacher. She has given me honest feedback throughout the 8+ years I have known her and taken from her. She has been so encouraging and has opened the door to shows and galleries that I might not have ventured towards. I saw her yesterday at the Scene on the Straits and was reminded of how I have grown as an artist from her support. I think we all need a"Nancy Roberts" in our lives. At least I do and I am so grateful.
Check out her work at nancyrobertsstudio.com
This weekend I have been super busy with painting and I managed to fit in a few hours at my day job getting some paper work done. I also fit in the DPW Challenge of the Old Truck Challenge. This is a 6x6 acrylic on cradled wood panel. SOLD