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Potoma
03-25-2010, 05:26 PM
I'd never entered a national show before, but I thought I'd give the Great Lakes Pastel Society one a go. Richard McKinley is the juror and he'd sorta gushed over a few of my paintings last fall (man, did that feel great!) when I took a workshop with him. Turns out, he still likes one in particular, as it made it in the show! Too cool.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Mar-2010/59298-ButlerBF_BarrettHouseMeadow.jpg

This is 8x10 on Wallis, created en plein air. They were beautiful hurricane clouds from a near miss storm.

This June, I am Featured Artist at my gallery and my theme, 10 Mile Radius, encompasses the land where this painting was created and I'd planned to use it centrally, if available. Alas. It will be happily hanging in Michigan instead.

My blog posts about this painting:
http://bfbutler.blogspot.com/2010/01/off-to-great-new-year.html
http://bfbutler.blogspot.com/2008/09/barrett-house-meadow.html

Oh, I forgot the painting is in my signature. Funny.

Ruthie57
03-25-2010, 05:39 PM
Well done Potoma! Great clouds! And, well, you'll just have to do another one to be the centrepiece at the gallery.....

sketchZ1ol
03-25-2010, 06:09 PM
hello.
congrats for your Featured Artist status!
Another thread current about entry preview/critique has Cororix's remarks which are appropriate.
Good Luck. :) Ed

DAK723
03-25-2010, 07:51 PM
Congratulations on your recent successes!!

Don

allydoodle
03-25-2010, 08:17 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: That's just wonderful! CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy your achievement and bask in the glory! :D

Potoma
03-25-2010, 08:25 PM
Thanks so much Ruthie, Ed, Don and Chris. Now I have to figure out about shipping and return shipping, and fancy boxes. There's always something new to learn.

granddad
03-26-2010, 09:54 AM
Great painting, and congratulations. james

robertsloan2
03-26-2010, 04:32 PM
Congratulations! That is so fantastic for you. I know you can create another centerpiece for your gallery. Cool theme too!

PETE K
03-26-2010, 08:48 PM
Congratulations!

Lilypat
03-26-2010, 09:17 PM
:clap: Beautiful job! Congratulations on the praise from Richard Mckinley and getting into the show!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Turpintine45
03-26-2010, 11:11 PM
Well done on getting excepted. It is a beautiful painting full of life. Jen

Potoma
03-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Thanks very much Robert, Pete, Lilypat, and Jen. I am looking forward to it, a long show going from May through to August.