Sunday, January 30, 2011

Two Paintings off to the WSO Competition

Last Friday I took two paintings to my critique group. I was hoping to hear "send them both off as is." I should have known better! Ask another eight artists about a painting, and you will get sixteen suggestions. I think my friends helped me strengthen the painting, which will give it a better shot at getting juried into the show.

Blemished Leaves before

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and after (the color variation is the image, not the painting)

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Blemished Leaves 21 x 29 inches

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions.

The second entry is a painting from this summer.

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Red, White and Blueberries 12 x 21 inches

Two questions for you: Did you like the changes in Blemished Leaves?

And, if you were a juror, which painting would you choose for an art show? I'll let you know if one of these paintings gets into the show.

This coming week I'll be teaching an art workshop at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield. I'm very excited to be back to teaching! And I'll be sure to blog about it.


Anonymous said...

Aunt Sue,
I like the blemished leaves with the changes. The upper left looks "finished" the lower left now being dark like the right side changed the balance for me, improved it. I love the blueberries, and remember them from this summer. What I like the most about them is that it is not immediately obvious that they are blueberries. I love the colors and I love how ROUND each berry is.
I think that they will both get in. If I had to pick one, as a judge....the blueberries.
Great way to start my week. Thanks for the update. Wish I could take your class.

Ruth Armitage said...

Hi Margaret! I vote for the Blueberries :) I've always loved that painting! Good luck with your workshop!