Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Accepted Into The Salon International
Titled “Jewel Of The Coast”
11 X 14 inch oil painting on canvas panel.
Available at the Salon International Show
This has been an amazing week; first one of my paintings was selected for the Paint America Top 100 exhibit and now my painting “Jewel Of The Coast” has been juried into the Greenhouse Gallery Salon International.
The Salon has artists from all over the world enter and only a fraction of those who apply actually make it into the show. When I checked the web site and found my name on the accepted entries list I was thrilled.
Of course, when I called my husband to tell him the news I don’t think he really understood why I was practically hopping up and down (that’s nice, was his response). At least not until an artist friend of mine was jumping up and down for me in celebration - then the light bulb in his head lit up. Now he is having visions of retiring next year. I hate to burst his bubble just yet, so I’ll let those visions of Ferraris dance through his head for a while longer.
When I finished “Jewel Of The Coast” I was pleased with how it turned out and put it aside as a possible entry for the Salon. Recently, I painted a larger version of this same painting with a few minor tweaks. I’m bringing both home from the framer today and can’t wait to hang them up and see how they look.
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