Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pastel Painting Award

Yipdeedoodaday...I have some mondo cool news! I am one of the Artists featured in the "Best of America, Pastel Artists and Artisans" new book. This was a national competition and my oil pastel paintings, "Teapot" and "Ball Jar" were chosen to be included. The book (along with other books in the series) is available online and will be available at bookstores across the country including Borders Books. Thank you, Kennedy Promotions!

"Teapot" ~sold
6.5" x 8" oil pastel on paper

"Ball Jar" ~sold
5" x 7" oil pastel on paper

And on another note...I'm really excited because I just signed up to take Shari Beaubien's "Mixed Media Collage" class at the Creative Underground in Fort Collins. If any of you live in close proximity to Fort Collins, Colorado...please join us. Shari is a wonderful friend and excellent Artist. You won't want to miss out on this one!

14 comments:

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES said...

I just got up and did a little dance for you. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Oh my gosh, that is so exciting!!! You know I'm buying the book....and some day, when I finally get to Colorado (never been there) I'm going to have you sign it. So there!!

Congratulations!!! Do something to celebrate!
xoxo,
Christine

Karine said...

Congratulations, Linda!!! COOL! Those paintings are beautiful. I can see why you were successful. Yay! I am so happy for you.

Sandy T-S said...

Congratulations Linda! WOOHOO!!!!!

Tara Ross Studios said...

Congratulations, that is wonderful news!!!

Garden Painter Art said...

Oh Linda,

That is great news. I'm so happy for you. Please, keep us updated on the release date. I will absolutely buy a copy of it.

I love the Ball Jar painting. It reminds me of the hot summer days when my mom would "can" her homemade plum jelly. I have all of her old jars, and we use them for drinking glasses!!

Again, congratulations!! I think this calls for a celebration with your hubby.

Kim
Garden Painter Art

Jill Beninato said...

Congrats! What a wonderful honor for you! I will have to check out the book if I can find it. Yay for you!

LINDSAY said...

Congrats on being chosen for the book! So happy for you. Both pieces are extremely deserving!

Bronwyn said...

I like the pitted cast iron look of your teapot.

William Lehman said...

Congrats. I also included you in a podcast with this on Artist Hideout... to congratulate you.

Well done.

Shari Beaubien said...

Congratulations!!! Woo hoo!! (Jumping up and down now and throwing my fists in the air...) You deserve it, Linda! I'm not surprised in the least they selected you and your beautiful paintings. Now more of the world can share in it as well!
And thanks for the shout out about my class! Can't WAIT to be there with you! xoxo shari

kate said...

Gee - look what happens when I don't show up here for a few days. This is wonderful news - I am so pleased for you Linda. You deserve the honours, wonderful artist that you are! I love your teapot and ball jar...

The workshop sounds like great fun - I just had a look at Shari's website. You are lucky!

lynne said...

Whooo hooo!!!!! Way to go! That Ball mason jar is AMAZING! So happy for you! So glad that your talent is not only being recognized, but also shared!

cowbelly said...

awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome! i'd like to write more congratualtaions but i am drunk on wine after a dinner party so even writing this is toigh- bnut it means i am so proud of you!! tha'ts awesome!! GO LINDA!!! :-) yay.....

Marie said...

very nice !!!