View Full Version : I won! St. Louis arch/old courthouse

09-18-2008, 05:08 PM
Hi all,

I haven't posted here in a while because I lost interest when there were so many system problems and it would take minutes for every single click, but it looks like they've got us back in good shape now.

Anyway, I entered my first competition, and won! I entered the Paint the Parks Top 100 contest with a composition I did just for the occasion. I didn't want to compete with all of the natural landscape artists that the contest would undoubtedly draw, so I did an architectural/urban composition at the historic old courthouse and arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

Here's a direct link to my painting on the PTP site:


What's really cool is that I had no idea that the gallery tour would actually start out in St. Louis at the old courthouse rotunda. Because of this, they chose my painting to advertise the opening and made a big 3 x 4 foot sign out of it that was displayed on the sidewalk.

09-18-2008, 05:11 PM
Congratulations Randy! What a thrill to be on a sign on top of it!

Well deserved.

CM Neidhofer
09-18-2008, 05:17 PM
Congratulations! Lots of nice work there. :clap:


09-18-2008, 05:19 PM
Wow Randy! How neat. Congrats and welcome back. I love the painting, especially the perspective that you used. Wonderful job. I can't wait to see more.

09-18-2008, 06:06 PM
Wow congrats! :clap: :clap: I can see why you won, thats a fabulous painting and lovely composition. I entered that compitition as well but no luck here, maybe next year! congrats!

Kathryn Wilson
09-18-2008, 06:07 PM
Congratulations! What an honor!

And it was great viewing all the pastels that were chosen along with yours - some really nice paintings in the Mini50 too!

09-18-2008, 06:30 PM
Randy, congratulations! Sublime colour!

09-18-2008, 06:31 PM
OUTSTANDING!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON A MARVELOUS PIECE! I have known friends who have entered but never heard about one who one. Kudos!!!


Deborah Secor
09-18-2008, 07:09 PM
Kewl, Randy! What an honor--and a smashing painting, too. :thumbsup:


09-18-2008, 07:10 PM
Congrats Randy ...that's terrific!!

nana b
09-18-2008, 07:43 PM
Congratulations, what a score!! Beautiful!!


09-18-2008, 08:25 PM
That is so cool!!

Karen Margulis
09-18-2008, 08:49 PM
Fantastic news! Congratulations! Well deserved!

Adriana Meiss
09-18-2008, 10:06 PM
Congratulations! That makes it twice as nice!

09-18-2008, 10:34 PM
Congratulations, Randy, on a well earned honour!


09-18-2008, 11:56 PM
Randy, Congrtulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There were only 4 pastels selected for this competition!!!!!

Way to go, great painting, and what an honor to have it be chosen as the "poster child"!!!



Dot Hoffman
09-22-2008, 05:16 PM
Congratulations Randy!

Maggie P
09-22-2008, 07:03 PM
That's a beautiful painting! It deserved the honor and so do you.

09-23-2008, 12:31 AM
Wonderful and beautiful too! Fabulous technique. Congrats!


09-24-2008, 02:31 AM
Nice work!

09-24-2008, 10:28 AM
Congratulations! What an honor.:clap: