And we have... a winner! I was shocked and pleased to see this painting had been awarded a ribbon at the "This is Colorado" exhibition at the (swanky!) Madden Museum, in Greenwood Village, which opened last night. This annual juried art exhibit is hosted by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County.
A booklet of the event was produced, which included notes (nice touch!) from juror Victoria Kwasinski. Here's her very kind comments:
"This lovely painting has an exquisite "freshness and sparkle". Painting technique, craftsmanship, and color sensitivity is exceptional in this work. Nice contrast from extreme detail in the center of the flower vs. the muted shapes and tonal shifts of green in the background."