Sketchbook Challenge

Friday, November 9, 2007

Watercolor

I've been taking watercolor classes at our local Art Association and my instructor suggested I enter one of my works. I entered the "Pink Orchids" posted below and took first place. I'm really tickled. Since I'm new in the organization, I'm entered in the 'bronze' category. No matter how good or bad you are, that's where you start. It takes 40 points to be in the 'silver' category, so I've got lots of time to stay down here with the beginners. It's funny though, my watercolor was done before I took a class. Nothing I've done in class comes close to it. I think it speaks to playing without expectations. Tomorrow, I am picking up some of my artwork I had matted and framed. It's funny how easy it is to frame someone else's work, while waiting to get better to frame your own. I'm really excited to see how my work looks framed properly.

4 comments:

bwaz said...

Love those pink orchids... Congrats on taking 1st place - how cool is that?

Linda

traypup said...

Your orchids are amazing! Simply gorgeous. Congrats on the prize!

Angie in AZ said...

It's a beautiful piece! Congratulations! And as soon as I saw your name "badge" from AU, I knew who you were! You were in a class with me... I think with Katie Kendrick!

rscoach said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful - and you were always an artist but if it takes winning 1st place for you to get that - great! May you have many more awards but most importantly, many more hours of satisfaction creating art and enjoying the journey - much love - Reva