Sunday, April 10, 2011

what's for dinner?


This is a picture that I painted and posted a few months back. I am posting it again because of this weeks Daily Paintworks challenge. If you follow my blog you know I have a thing for chickens so I was so happy to see that this week is devoted to chickens. I want to paint Carol's photo of a chicken soon but thought I would post this one for now. I sold this one a while back but it is still one of my favorites. One reason is because my son, Ben, took the photo. He was in a rural area of China and said that the chickens would roam in and out of some homes. This one was going in for a snack.
Happy to report that yesterday's art show went very well. Got to meet and visit with so many people. This area is very supportive of local artists. Proud and hesitant to mention that I was awarded "best of show" which is a huge honor because there were lots of deserving artists. I knew it was going to be a good show when a couple bought one of my favorite quirky paintings of square dancers before the show officially opened. I love it when people buy funky paintings. And... my not so funky paintings too.sold

15 comments:

  1. Carol,
    As one of your biggest fans I am so glad you shared the news of being awarded best in show. That is wonderful and you deserve it! I am not surprised as your whole body of work is impressive and you are able to paint so many subjects really well! Sounds like an amazing day and that you should be "taken out for dinner"- I like this chicken:)

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  2. I really like your composition in this painting, Carol. I can really sense the movement in that chicken . . . and it makes me wonder where he is headed. Great colors too! Love the purple against the golds and reds.

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  3. Congratulations Carol on the success of your show. In my opinion, you're a master in the use of colour and composition.

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  4. CONGRATS Carol...well deserved!

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  5. Congratulations and thanks for sharing! I love the spunky chicken! The colors in the painting are dramatic and beautiful.

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  6. Chicken with a 'tude....so captured well. And of course you got "best in show" cause your work is awesome. Now I am off to do my chicken for the challenge....hopefully with a bit of 'tude too!

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  7. I like chicken paintings too. Congratulations on selling this one, not surprised at all that it sold. Nice colors, really strong composition.

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  8. Carol, this is so nice. Congratulations! My daughter would certainly have been at the show except she came home for a long weekend. So happy you shared this wonderful achievement. Isn't that the definition of 'blog?'

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  9. Congratulations, Carol! What an awesome honor! Love this chicken looking as though he is dressed to thrill in black tux and on his way in to a fine dining establishment!

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  10. Congrats on the honor and I firmly believe it is well deserved! You are an awesome painter and fun and helpful person also, and I am glad the show was a success!

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  11. so cute! I once had chickens, we did a chicken "exchange" in Walmart...another story, and the chickens got loose...in walmart!! They were making announcements over the intercom, it was funny!

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  12. great attitude on this wonderfully painted guy, and congrats, your work is wonderful!

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  13. congratulations Carol you are so talented and deserving of recognition. It really does feel good and somehow validating when people buy a piece. Great stuff!

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  14. Congratulations, Carol. That's terrific!

    Love the chicken painting. It's so shiny and black that it's irridescent purple! Love it!

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