10/18/09

CELEBRATE

Months ago several friends advised me to enter my Italian pigeon picture in the Watercolor Society of Indiana's annual juried show. Since, at most, I enter only two shows a year, it didn't seem right to submit a painting that seemed to me so boring or too simple. But these giant sized pigeons did make it into the juried show - which was a pleasant surprise, for sure.

Today awards were presented in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where the WSI show will hang through the first weekend of December. The pigeons received the third place ribbon, along with a generous gift certificate from Cheap Joe's in North Carolina:-) and a very nice junk of change! THANK you for being so encouraging and having the eye to see what to enter. Your advice is so appreciated, and your friendships are such a blessing. Now let's celebrate!!!

17 comments:

Joyfulartist said...

Congratulations! It's really a neat painting, an ordinary scene made extraordinary. Enjoy your prize!

Paul Kasmir said...

Sandy,

Great that you won and award, Congratulations!!!

Let the Celebration begin, I would like to give a toast to "Sandy Maudlin, painter extrodinaire, Yupo painter who always is willing to tackle any subject matter and make Yupo work for her in ways that just make the rest of the world just gasp shake there heads hang there heads and drop there brushes in admiration.
also known as a superb teacher, friend and wife. So let it be said if shes giving painting lessons in a area near you sign-up now!!!

Cheers to Sandy!

I'm handing over the mike to anyone else that has something to say.

Dawn said...

congratulatins Sandy!!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Congratulations, Sandy!

Vicki Greene said...

Congratulations Sandy! I am not suprised that this wonderful painting won an award.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I'm doing my happy dance for you, and am a vision in my pajamas! I loved this pigeon painting when you were working on it and think it deserves an honor, for sure. Thanks for sharing your good news with us!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thanks, everyone, for joining the celebration of art. Paul, your toast makes me blush, and I love your humor. Art is so much fun to create and sharing with other artists is the icing on the cake. Susan, I can imagine your happy dance....

Jennifer Rose said...

congrats! thats great :D

RHCarpenter said...

Sandy, you award-winning, internationally known artist, you!!! Another flower in your painting bonnet - another rose among the thorns of life - what a great thing to get such an award and a plus to get some goodies from Cheap Joe's and a bonus check?! WOW! Let the fun begin (which means, deciding what to buy buy buy with that gift card and cash :) Congratulations!

jgr said...

I love the pigeons! Congrats on winning such a great prize. To Paul: That is a lovely toast. I'm smiling for you both.

meera said...

Congratulations!!! wonderful recognition for your hard work and talent!

Christiane Kingsley said...

What great news, Sandy! Congratulations on a well-deserved award: that painting is so beautiful with the soft palette used for the pigeons and the rich color of the bushes behind them.

Deb L├ęger said...

Congratulations Sandy!!! Your work is fantastic and I'm so glad you're getting recognition for it!

Deb

ps - videos come next, ya know..... :-)

Kathy said...

Beautifully rendered, and deserving of an award! Your technique is very effective and brought the pigeons to life in a most unusual way. Congratulations!

Ann Buckner said...

Congratulations on the award, Sandy!!! Wonderful to see your outstanding work rewarded.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thanks for all the kind words, y'll. You're a treasure, too.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Congratulations! And well deserved!! This is a great piece - you handle animals so well (human and non-human!). The encouragement and friendship running through our art blogs is, indeed, a great blessing!