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01-31-2002, 11:51 PM
here's a piece i intend to enter into the CPSA competition. Size is 7"h x 24"w and is colored pencil done on stonehenge paper.
02-01-2002, 10:55 AM
I'm not one of these people who gives out glowing comment after glowing comment, but I've never seen a colored pencil piece that good. It's really great...the detail in the flowers, the reflections......I'm impressed.
02-01-2002, 11:34 AM
Wishing you good luck as if that had anything to do with it .. the piece is astounding. The reflections are rendered with amazing reference to shade and detail.
02-01-2002, 11:59 AM
Was someone saying that oils had the most depth of any medium?
Didn't think so.
Colored pencils. Who'da thought. Wow.
02-01-2002, 01:57 PM
This is exceptional work...and you deserve my five clap award. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
However, I wonder what the judges will say about it.....why do I say that? Because of the shape/size of the work. Seldom do I see any panoramic size offerings winning awards. You may hit a tolerant judge .... but picking this shape of offering especially in a work where you put so much into it...for the glory/$$ may have been a mistake. Hope not and wish you well.
02-01-2002, 02:16 PM
Thank you Nathan, Artist and Turner. Yep who would have thought...they're not just for grade school anymore :)
Vallarta, thank you for your comments. Over the past several years, there have been a number of long, narrow pieces that have won awards in the cpsa competition.
Judges are usually looking for a piece of artwork (even representational art like mine) that thinks outside the box. I'm not concerned because of the layout...and for this piece it was the only way to get the depth of field i was after.
02-01-2002, 03:34 PM
You'll win a prize for sure!
Wonderful, unique perspective and lovely rendering - just beautiful!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
02-01-2002, 04:24 PM
I don't remember ever visiting this forum before -- so glad I did.
This is stunning...a prizewinner, for sure!
That perspective...and in colored pencil...WOW!
02-01-2002, 07:48 PM
Great stuff, Arlene! I hope you win! When is the competition?
02-01-2002, 10:20 PM
Arlene, This is so stunning . I do hope you win!
02-02-2002, 02:53 PM
Cindy, Gisela, Julia thank you... :)
Phyllis thanks also...the deadline is march tenth...they send the results in may I think...then you have to send the piece and it's judged again for the prizes...the show is the end of july and is up in the gallery for a month.
last year our own member Gorilla (Jeffrey Smart-Baisden) won an award...her work is awesome!
05-23-2002, 12:41 PM
Wanted to let everyone know...
this piece was accepted into the CPSA Exhibition...
(Colored Pencil Society of America) I'm excited!
Prizes won't be announced till the end of June...but honestly I'm just so thrilled to be in!
05-24-2002, 07:47 AM
One step at a time .. congratulations.
05-24-2002, 09:13 AM
Woohoo! A well-earned congratulations!
Wow, you had to wait 4 months to know if you got in. That would drive me crazy!
05-25-2002, 11:52 AM
thanks jeff and wayne...
jeff, i work under the assumption i'm not in, so i don't have to think about it...if i get in, i'm happy.
05-25-2002, 09:16 PM
very very nice! I like the way you have handled the subject too. Nice colors ,nice mood. Excellent work.
05-26-2002, 07:37 AM
Arlene: I don't even know what to say about this piece. Certainly nothing negative! I would just want to stare at it for hours!
05-26-2002, 05:54 PM
Arlene ....this has to be one of the most beautiful pieces of CP work I think I have ever seen....but the way you have handled the subject with tenderness and reverence is truly wonderful...another format would not have worked as well....congratulations I think you have a winner here.....I think this painting will melt alot of hearts.
05-27-2002, 02:20 AM
Congratulations! Wonderful work.
05-27-2002, 10:11 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
*nodding to the crowd*
05-28-2002, 12:39 AM
thanks folks...but really getting in was a win! i've already put it up on my web site :D The nice thing about the CPSA exhibition and juried show is there are quite a few prizes given out.
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