Chance of Rain - Wins!

10:05 AM

I am thrilled to tell you that Chance of Rain won an Honorable Mention in the Open Aqueous Show hosted by the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society at the Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center!

Chris and I went down to attend the reception last evening, and as always, came away from the show impressed with the caliber of the work, the artists and the Society that hosts these shows. This was a well attended event with over 125 paintings submitted with nearly 100 in the show.

One of the things that I love most about submitting to a competition is to talk with other artists and "hear" (not just see) the interpretations of their paintings - how they came to paint it, what muse they followed, and why, not to mention the challenges they faced.

It also provides an opportunity to see our own work in a bigger venue than our own living room. What may appear too bright in our environment is not so bright hanging in a hall with 100 other works. What seemed large, or even too big, may now appear small in comparison. It is always an education!

I also learned there is another show coming up in May at Selby Botanical Gardens, and I need to get busy and get my brushes wet!!

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  1. Yay, Laure! Keep us posted on the new project, too.

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  2. Congratulations! I love all of the surface details in this piece!

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  3. Congratulations!!! ...I love the handle on that umbrella...and the folds in the silk and the reflected color of the wallpaper...and the doorknob.....and how on earth did you keep the repetition of the wallpaper pattern going? I'll stop now...can you tell I love the skill shown in this work?

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  4. Congratulations! This is a terrific painting.

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  5. Big applaud from me! Love what you did and wonderful that it was honored with an award! Fun to do this I know. Wonderful to be found worthy! Bravo.

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  6. Congratulations! A beautiful painting, love the title. I have not ever submitted anything for a competition but have recently been considering it. You've inspired me some!

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  7. A great big Congratulations Laure. Your picture is just unbelievable. It is beautiful, and you are so talented. And on top of that so nice. Glad this honor came your way.

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  8. What a neat painting...and congratulations!!!!!

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  9. Exciting to hear more about this painting. Best wishes on your next painting venture. Can't wait to see it!!

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  10. Congratulations! That's wonderful. I'm real happy for you.

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  11. Your textures and fabrics and surfaces are so rich and elegant...Real eye candy! This is outstanding Laure...Wonderful work! :)

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  12. Oh,Laure, this is so wonderful! Congratulations! The painting is truly gorgeous - the reflected light in the umbrella is amazing.

    Thanks for your thoughts on what an art show is like. I'm just now starting to take baby steps in that area. There is a local show to submit to next week that I've been told is a good place to get your feet wet, so I've been busy getting things framed and BOY - have my eyes been opened on that one! I'm going to start making my own frames (with Brian's tools, of course!)

    -Krista
    www.kristameister.com

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  13. Congratulations, Laure. This painting is a wonderful combination of detail and using the unique character of watercolor. Its a lovely piece.

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  14. Thanks for all the warm and wonderful comments! I spent a good deal of the weekend getting ready for the next big painting and I can hardly wait to get started!!

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  15. Congratulations Laure! well deserved.

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  16. Great work! Do you travel and teach or give any workshops for other watercolor societies?
    Let me know at
    www.dlrubyspalette.blogspot.com
    Thanks and many blessing, Deborah
    New Follower!!!!

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