Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shows and Parties

Last weekend Kelli and I had the privilege of judging the Colored Pencil Painters Guild art show in the Villages. Judging an art show is never an easy task. It becomes harder when there's so much good work to make decisions about. This is a new group in the Villages but very fast growing and they have an incredible amount of talent. Here are the top 3 award winners.... and my apologies to the artists for the poor photos but it's very difficult to shoot pics of paintings behind glass in a well lit room. The reflections are crazy!

Sue Franz
Golf in Azalea and Spanish Moss

Donna Caputo
Southwest Silver Dance

Audrey Hodges
On the Rocks

Congrats to the top awards! These folks are masterful in their handling of the colored pencil. It was lovely to see the textures they achieved along with the beautiful range of strong color and value. I have to share one more piece, an Honorable Mention winner......

Jan Jones
Rum Punch Anyone?

Just like the other 3 pieces I posted, I wish you could see this in person. It makes you want to just grab one of those cold refreshing drinks right off the tray. If you get a chance, take yourself and a friend down to the Lake Miona Recreation Center and check out their show. For more info about the Colored Pencil Painters Guild visit their website.

A quick reminder.....

Tomorrow night is the Friday Night Painting Party. There are still a couple of seats available so if you want to join us it's not too late to sign up. Send us a note at


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