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Gail V
05-19-2009, 12:03 AM
Hi all - a bit of good news to share with my WC friends :-) I received an Honorable Mention and People's Choice award for my painting "Izzi" at the Lake Country Pastel Society April show. I want to thank you for ALL your support! :-)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2009/100582-IzziFinalEmailIMG_6505.jpg

adventureartist
05-19-2009, 01:23 AM
Congratulations! That is one nice portrait, she's so well done, I love the way you handled the flesh tones and the light, just wonderful!

pastel lover
05-19-2009, 02:15 AM
Congratulations! A beautiful & deserving painting. Keep it up.

Tanja

DAK723
05-19-2009, 09:31 AM
Gail,

Congratulations! It's a beautiful painting!

Don

Lisa Fiore
05-19-2009, 10:38 AM
It's easy to see why this won--what a beautiful painting! Congratulations!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Donna T
05-19-2009, 10:39 AM
Way to go, Gail!!! Congratulations! I love the lost edges on that painting!

Donna

Colorix
05-19-2009, 11:13 AM
Wonderful painting -- congratulations!

Charlie

water girl
05-19-2009, 11:26 AM
And you doubted yourself??? Really??? Your portraits are superbly done and the most outstanding element is always the eyes. A well deserved award.

Gail V
05-19-2009, 11:55 AM
Thank you, I really appreciate all your kind words. What is "funny" is that at the last minute, I decided to enter this one into the show...I had two others entered already and I finished framing it a day before the deadline. :-)

Adriana Meiss
05-19-2009, 01:43 PM
Congratulations! Love how the lost edges emphasize the face!

Deborah Secor
05-19-2009, 11:13 PM
Beautiful work, Gail--no surprise you won! Congrats!

Deborah

bob matheson
05-19-2009, 11:16 PM
Not hard to see why you won! TREMENDOUS!!! The handling of those little hands is really well done and the expression on her face is priceless!!! Beautiful job..Where in Minnesota do you live? I am in Mpls.

nana b
05-20-2009, 08:48 AM
Congratulations!!! Your painting of "Izzi" is powerful! I love it!:clap: :clap: :clap:

nana

Mary Brigid
05-20-2009, 12:15 PM
congratulations Gail. This painting deserved a prize. I am delighted for you
Mary Brigid