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winecountry
08-05-2010, 04:27 PM
Just to let you know Emma Rescued took 3rd in pastels at the local County Fair...My turkey vulture took a Best in Show....I went to see the Emma piece and right a way I could see I didn't get the hair right, can't wait for the show to end so I can fix it :lol:

But there was good news....Emma herself went to see the show and recognized herself! so I guess I got some stuff right, and she felt herself to be quite a celebrity ;)

Also got a first place in oils in the animal division

pics have disappeared.( just as well with the Emma:D ) so here is the Best,

*Marina*
08-05-2010, 04:32 PM
Congratulations Colleen, you deserve it. You worked so hard on little Emma

robertsloan2
08-05-2010, 04:36 PM
Congratulations, Colleen! That's fantastic on both of them. Repost the paintings to this thread so people who haven't seen them can find out what a winner looks like?

winecountry
08-05-2010, 04:56 PM
you guys got posted before I got it up so here it is...

the hair looks too much like a helmet...will have to do some value changes, and reshape the back. detail shows the place I fixed with color fix primer...after I roughed up the rest of the piece it blended in pretty well...a forced way to looseness...

Lisa Fiore
08-05-2010, 05:03 PM
That's awesome, congratulations!!!

granddad
08-05-2010, 05:09 PM
Great !!!! Congratulations. james

Donna T
08-05-2010, 05:16 PM
Way to go, Colleen! Congrats on both paintings!

Ruthie57
08-05-2010, 06:07 PM
Congratulations Colleen! Very well deserved!

Greenbrier33
08-05-2010, 06:19 PM
Love the vulture Collen. Sincere congratulations!
Dave

Paula Ford
08-05-2010, 06:28 PM
That's wonderful Colleen!!! Congratulations!! I just love that turkey vulture.

allydoodle
08-05-2010, 07:11 PM
Congratulations and well deserved! :clap: :clap: :clap:

water girl
08-05-2010, 07:32 PM
Wow! A big congratulations to you and your wonderful paintings.

Nansketch
08-05-2010, 10:02 PM
Congratulations -- great work.

Nancy

Turpintine45
08-05-2010, 11:06 PM
Congratulations on two great works. Jen

PeggyB
08-06-2010, 01:12 PM
Congratulations Colleen. You deserved both of those awards for work well painted.

Peggy

DAK723
08-06-2010, 01:33 PM
Colleen, Congratulations!! :clap: :clap:

Don

sketchZ1ol
08-06-2010, 07:19 PM
hello
fantastic !
...on the quest for ' the perfect wave ' :) :)
:} Ed

winecountry
08-07-2010, 03:13 AM
Karen, Nancy, Jen, Peggy, Don......Thank you so much

Elizabeth, James and Ruthie, well you know what I went through for my art now...

Donna appreciate that

Don thank you for that section you did on Portraits a while ago, it certainly got me started, tho sometimes I wish I hadn't:lol:

Paula and Dave, I think this is my favorite work of the year so far, so glad you like it, I even think it's OK, not something I say often

Ed....you are way more prescient than you can know....wait til you see my new work....will post soon in the Studio...

Tomorrow I take the other Emma( the second one) and Turkey Vulture( the first one I did) to Auburn for the Pastel Society of the West Coast Show, where amazingly I got both works juried in. Its a long drive to deliver them but to meet some other pastel artists will be a first for me...except online, I don't know any

chuas2
08-07-2010, 03:24 PM
Congratulations Colleen! Well deserved!
Chuas

winecountry
08-09-2010, 10:23 PM
thanks Chuas....I even got a little check for the 2 firsts and the thrid, will pay for one fourth of the pastels I just ordered from Blick:lol:

Anne-Marie
08-13-2010, 12:00 AM
WOW Colleen, FANTASTIC!!!!

I can't see your attachments and so shall report the problem to the monitor (as I've been told to do?) Can't wait to see the pix when the bug is fixed!

winecountry
08-13-2010, 12:09 AM
thanks Anne Marie....you're next for prizes I just saw your first pastel...:thumbsup:

Anne-Marie
08-17-2010, 12:23 AM
thanks Anne Marie....you're next for prizes I just saw your first pastel...:thumbsup:

That is very kind of you--thank you for that :o :heart: My immediate goals are twofold: to enjoy and to learn. But someday--that would be wonderful! :)

saramathewson
08-18-2010, 12:36 PM
Congratulations Colleen!


Sara