Monday, January 21, 2013

Beginning 2013!

It's been a really nice start to 2013!  Last week I was happy to share the interview Maggie Latham did with me.  What a nice surprise that was and I was so happy to be a part of Maggie's blog series.  

Last week I also entered some watercolors in a local show.  A first for me!  The San Gabriel Fine Arts Association started off the year with a show of works painted around the city of San Gabriel.  I had three plein air pieces to enter, and thought I should join the group and give the show a try.  A city councilwoman judged the artwork.  I just found out today that one of my pieces won Third Place.  A big surprise and honor.  It was interesting to see that the four awards all went to watercolors.  

Below are my three plein air pieces of San Gabriel locations.  The first, painted at the old Mission, is my Third Place winner.  The City Hall piece did well in the juror's eliminations.   The Mission Playhouse piece also got lovely comments.  Great beginning to 2013!




12 comments:

  1. Sherry, you so deserve this....your plein air watercolours are just lovely and an inspiration for us all to get out of our studios and paint outside more. Congrats. I think it is going to be a great 2013 for all of us!

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    1. Thank you Maggie! I hope 2013 will be great for all of us.

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  2. Congratulations! And Well Deserved. These are beautiful paintings.

    I really enjoyed your interview on Maggie's blog. So nice to discover another artist whose work you like.

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    1. Thank you Vandy! I was happy to read your interview and discover your watercolors too!

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  3. Heartfelt congratulations to you, Sherry. I think this is the start of much more to come. Your watercolors are so wonderful. Third Place is so awesome!

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    1. Hi Terry, thank you for such a nice comment! I thought I should enter since I had appropriate pieces.

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  4. A well deserved recognition Sherry and such a great start to 2013

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    1. Thanks Lorraine! I always love your comments!

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  5. I just found your blog through a comment you left on Brenda Swenson's blog. Congratulations on the interview and your prize! Your artwork is beautiful!

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    1. Hi Serena! Thanks for such a nice comment. How neat we find each other through the blogs!

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  6. I followed your link here from another spot and am glad I did. Lovely work you do! I especially like the top one in the post. Well done.

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    1. Hi Diana! Thanks for checking out the blog and your nice comment!

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