Friday, August 10, 2012

Award "For Outstanding Recognition" at the 20th Annual International Exhibition



A friend told me that "Good things come in small packages" When my little portrait "Vintage Beauty" was accepted into the 20th Annual CPSA Exhibition in Covington, Kentucky this year. I was thrilled with being juried in, and even more so  when I was notified that "Vintage Beauty" had won and award for "Outstanding Recognition"!! WHOOT!  
This little piece has quite a history, not only was it juried into the CPSA Exhibition in 2012, but also into the CPSA Exhibition in 2011! If you have followed my blog you will know why I was unable to ship the piece in 2011. I didn't get "credit" for being accepted, because it wasn't sent, which made this piece eligible again this year. So, Vintage Beauty was juried in twice, won an award and if I'm not mistaken is the smallest piece to do so. 




I'm very honored to be included in such an awesome group of artists, if you would like to see the complete list of winners on the CPSA website, here is the link , enjoy!


"Capturing the spirit of a portrait, the sparkle of a moment in time, or the soft sounds of your memories."

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"August in Autumn"

As the CPSA Convention week starts, I am very sad that I am not there. Oh well, there is next year! If I am lucky enough to get accepted in 2013 I will earn my 5 year pin, something to strive for! I  have been busy with my Photography and Family as of late, but I am getting ready to start my next big colored pencil piece, which I will share at a later date. 


Oh, the suspense... 


Today I want to share "August in Autumn" with you. When I traveled to Ohio to teach a portrait workshop a couple years ago. I spent some time with Gene and Debbie Hook, where I met there 4 legged family member, August. August was approaching her Autumn of life, but the love she has Gene and Debbie just radiated so beautifully in her eyes. That is what I wanted to capture in this portrait.. that big ol' Lab heart full of love. 


5x7 Uart 600 Prismacolor Softcore Pencils

My initial layout, included Debbie's rocker...  
I didn't like the way the rocker felt, at a small 5x7 it seemed to take up more than 
it's share of space, so.....
I simply removed it, gotta love Uart!  
 I  also wanted the bright October sun to really shine, and darkening the background helped with this. Without dark, you can't have light. 

 Here is where August is today, still awaiting her final tweaks. I will share the final with you soon!  

Have fun at the Convention everyone!!!


"Capturing the spirit of a portrait, the sparkle of a moment in time, or the soft sounds of your memories."

Thursday, July 5, 2012

20th Annual CPSA International Exhibition, Covington, Kentucky


I can't believe how long it's been... wow. I have news to share finally! 


20th Annual Colored Pencil International Exhibition
July 13 - Aug. 30, 2012

http://www.thecarnegie.com/galleries/gallery.php?page=current_show

Last year, my little portrait "Vintage Beauty" was juried into the 19th Annual CPSA Exhibition
that was held in Dallas, Texas. Sadly, I was unable to send my piece, which made it eligible for re-submission this year. So, I'm glad to say "Vintage Beauty" was again juried into the CPSA International Exhibition! I'm so thrilled! At a whopping 4"x6" this piece is probably going to be the smallest piece in the show. But that's OK with me!!! :D


Keep Scribbling! 


"Capturing the spirit of a portrait, the sparkle of a moment in time, or the soft sounds of your memories."

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

CP Treasures Colored Pencil Masterworks ....

From Around the Globe.


Doesn't that sound AWESOME???


I know it's been awhile, but I have exciting news! (No, I haven't done any artwork)


 I was one of the artists invited to submit work in this new colored pencil book, from Ann Kullburg.
My "Vintage Beauty" is on page 29, I'm so excited! 


Check it out!  




"Capturing the spirit of a portrait, the sparkle of a moment in time, or the soft sounds of your memories."