Saturday, January 15, 2011

Passion Flower

"Passion Flower"    oil     24" x 24" 

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."
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21 comments:

  1. YEP !.......... she is SO right. Congratulations R

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  2. Congratulations! This showcases your amazing drawing abilities.

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  3. Just received my herbal passion flower in the mail yesterday. A friend of mine has this vine and it is really beautiful. So is the painting. You have a wonderful blog and I appreciate your showcasing other artists as well.

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  4. Félicitations à vous... merveilleux.
    Bisous

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  5. Victoria took the words right out of my mouth... Congrats on the well-deserved award! Thank you for the link to Ms. Harris. You're right, she's an outstanding artist.

    -Don

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  6. Congratulations on your award! It's well deserved!

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  7. Looks like a photo - very realistic!

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  8. R.....congrats!!! It is sooooo beautiful!!

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  9. freshness and sparkle are in so many of your paintings... congratulations!

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  10. couldn't have said it better myself...stunning piece, your work never fails to give me goose bumps. talk about mad skills!! congratulations!!! so well deserved.

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  11. Just breathtaking and congratulations!!! Whooot!

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  12. very nice indeed! congrats R, well deserved. very very lovely painting. :]

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  13. Beautiful painting...love the depth and the color is exquisite!

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  14. Congratulations!! It's gorgeous and you deserve the recognition.

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  15. Hi R...

    Congrats on a well deserved award. Wonderful clear comments too...
    YOU may have been surprised but none of us fans are...

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  16. This is very unique work so beautiful.

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Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.