Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I just received news that my recently completed acrylic painting "A Puppy Welcome" was chosen as the winner for the 15th Annual Homes Tour and Art Show Poster in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. I am beyond thrilled and teary to have been chosen. Along with the show poster, I will be featured at the upcoming Art Show on Saturday, April 21, 2012 along with many other talented artists from Carteret County. This was the first painting in a while that was a departure from my commissioned portraits and I had so much fun painting it! I have wanted to paint "Ruby" for years, ever since I met her and her other two siblings. Two dear friends of mine in Pennsylvania decided to get another puppy to add to their crew of two older Goldens. Fran's husband decided that three puppies would be better than one! So, they ended up with a house full of five Golden Retrievers. I have painted them for my friends, and now one for myself!