Tuesday, March 01, 2011

another fine mess ...

A friend and I entered the Easels in Frederick plein air competion: 30 artists would be selected to paint in Frederick, MD, for three days in June and then show their work and compete for prizes.
These are the three paintings I submitted with my application: all painted en plein air.

The artists who were chosen were announced today and I'm one of them! I'm stunned, and terrified.
Most of the artists have websites where you can view their work, and the ones I've looked at are very professional ... and all oil painters.
I think they may have wanted to throw a watercolorist into the mix.

Anyway, I better get busy practicing my drawing, painting, and setup, and getting my legs and arms in condition!

24 comments:

bricarwaller said...

Congratulations!!! You're work is amazing!! You should listen to the Artist's Helping Artist's show from 2 weeks ago about plein air painting. I have a link on my blog. Anyway, she gave some very helpful tips.

Carol Blackburn said...

Congratulations Laura....your work is beautiful and I love the title of your post today, sort of keeps one wondering if it goes with that first painting with all the snow or what's going on in your life. Enjoy yourself!

Cliff said...

Congratulations and best of luck!

Cathy Gatland said...

Oh wow, congratulations Laura!! I think they may have wanted to throw an extremely talented and unique watercolorist into the mix - one who can produce such fresh and accomplished paintings en plein air, I am so happy for you. Seems like its the year of rewards for hard work coming around!

Diana said...

bravo Laura, way to go! Your work is wonderful, just breathe and do it.. you are going to do great! You'll see! so happy for you. Diana

Maria's Watercolor said...

Congratulations, I think your watercolors can stand up to their oils, what great news!

Ressa (ressamac on Twitter) said...

Congratulations, Laura. Have faith in yourself, you deserve it!

JoAnn said...

I hear that Frederick is a great historic town. My HS girlfriends and I are hoping to spend a weekend there in May.....great restaurants.

Michael said...

Congrats on that! Those entries are spectacular, beautifully composed. No wonder they picked you.

Do you think they will find a spot to paint that's breezy & shady with beers? In any case, it's a bit chilly out at present so you will need to come visit and paint with me.

RH Carpenter said...

First of all, you DESERVE to be a winner for this and your work is outstanding (we have been telling you this for a long time!!). Congratulations - breathe, take it slow, realize you are up to the task and enjoy sharing the beautiful watercolor paintings with others :) Wish I could be there to watch you all work.

Carol said...

Congratulations! I agree, just breathe & paint!

marancat said...

Congratulations! So glad that watercolour will be represented. I guess that the others have looked at your website and wondered how on earth they can compete with your beautiful work!

Gillian said...

They definitely need a watercolourist in the mix. These are so eye-catching - I hope you get your wish. x

AutumnLeaves said...

Congratulations, Laura!! Your watercolor work is some of my favorites of favorites. I know you will wow them as you have me with these types of pieces. These are gorgeous!

shl said...

Never has it been a bigger pleasure to say "I TOLD ya so"!!!! (Ah--vindication is sweet!)

No more--and actually less--tha you and your work deserve.

A Brush with Color said...

Awesome, Laura!! I'm so psyched for you. You are so talented--don't even look at what others are submitting/doing--your natural talent will stand out, trust me. I love these. This is exciting.

Nartizt said...

Great! Enjoy it and yes, you DO deserve it!

Pat said...

You think they wanted a watercolourist in the mix? Nope! I reckon they wanted excellence, life and passion .. and you've captured all those - and then some!
Congrats xx

tabulyogang said...

wow this is amazing! How did you do that? do you have tutorial over here or something?

Liana Yarckin said...

congratulations! i am not surprised. how wonderful. i love the middle painting.

cathyswatercolors said...

Congrats! No wonder you were chosen your entries are beautiful.

Ricardo said...

Excellent and brilliant watercolors, very good light and the contrast between colors is great congratulations

Barbara M. said...

Sometimes (make that all the time)
I can't believe that you don't know how talented you are. Come on Laura, these are magnificent. It isn't a fluke. You are just so good.

XOBarbara

deepazartz said...

What an effect!!! Wonderful! n Congratulations!

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