Saturday, August 28, 2010

I Won 2nd Place & Update on Snow Leopard

First for the good news!  My angel fish painting won 2nd place in the ALNF's 6th Anniversary Show.  There were pieces in the show that I would have rated more highly than mine but I am delighted that the judges gave me an award. I am excited about getting in the studio and painting today. 

I haven't had much time this week to paint but I am posting a minor update to the Snow Leopard WIP. Hopefully I will get more accomplished on it this coming week. 

14 comments:

Pat said...

Many congratulations on your placing! Thrilled for you xx

Karen Martin Sampson said...

Receiving accolades for work well done is always gratifying - we all need that pat on the back and acknowledgement even though as artists we feel we can work on without praise because we are dedicated to our calling but receiving an award sure is nice, isn't it?
And don't berate yourself that other works should "have rated more highly" than yours...it is a beautiful, sensitive piece. The judges knew what they were doing.

Micah said...

Oh Vicki,how exciting! Congrats!
BTW, the rocks on thw snow leopard WIP are really gorgeous this time round. Can't wait to see how he turns out :)
We are both having a good week in the art world, my bird picture won 3rd in the non-professional at our art association member show. We are having fun are we not?! lol

Candy said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

Jane said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks so much Pat, Karen, Micah, Candy & Jane. I appreciate you sharing in my joy.
Karen I too love to paint but you are right getting an award is like icing on the cake.
Micah, congratulations. Was your bird done in watercolor or acrylic? Yes, it is fun to win, isn't it?

Christiane Kingsley said...

Congratulations! This award is super and well-deserved! This painting is gorgeous!

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Congratulations on your 2nd place at the show! I, for one, am not surprised.

Anxiously awaiting the next installment of the snow leopard!!

Micah said...

Vicki, it is so neat I had your winner Angels in the Ocean cards too....it is "icing" on the cake :)

Oh, my bird is the watercolour one posted back in April. It is was also purchased as a gift for a dear friend of mine.

Are you liking working on the smaller pieces as much as the larger ones?

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Christiane & Judith. You guys are so encouraging. Micah I had to go back and look but I can see why you won an award. The bird is so cute and that wonderful background........ Actually the larger pices are more difficult for me. The smaller pieces feel much more natural to paint but I get request for larger ones so I am pushing myself a bit. My DH wants me to do a 12x12 of my fox painting and I have a request to do a larger sailboat painting too.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You say words of wisdom from your commentors. Well hope you think this is because you deserve that award and isn't it inspiring to get judges' praise amongst a whole host of other artists work. Puts a big smile on your face and gets the brushes out quicker than anything else!! Good luck with the developing second leopard.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I don't think I commented on your fish painting when you first posted it but it strikes me as an award winner even now, so the judges were spot on with this award! The alcohol splotches are so artfully placed that it looks to be a perfectly natural setting for these beautiful fish.

You are very deserving of this and other awards, so relish the warm fuzzy feeling and get started on more!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Joan and Susan. Joan I really like your logic - lol. It truly is rewarding to know that others esteem my work and it is also humbling in a good way.

RHCarpenter said...

Congratulations! I tried to leave a congrats earlier but blogger was having a hissy fit. Glad I could add mine this time. Well deserved, indeed!!! Over the time you've had your blog you have grown in leaps and bounds. And I'm looking forward to the snow leopard painting's finish.