First Place Portrait in Austin Show




"Caldo" won a nice blue ribbon at the Austin Pastel Society show on Sunday.
Yesterday was the pastel class and those who came got lots of good work done. Today I'm finishing up paintings. I've finished two small pastels, and have another pastel and an oil to put final touches on. Then errands and a patient late afternoon.
I spent my weekend in Bastrop at Jo Castillo's house in the pines. She and her husband, Gene, took Karen and I to dinner and amazed us with stories of their travel-filled life. She had an art opening and reception at a local restaurant so I got to meet her daughters and her adoring friends, too. The bluebonnets were out in great heaps and mounds and we took a two hour hike through the beautiful state park in Bastrop. Thanks, Jo! The weekend ended in Austin with the reception of the Austin Pastel Society's annual Exhibition. I know I've mentioned it before, but I just love that group of artists.
Hope you're all enjoying the beautiful Spring! Happy Spring Equinox.

7 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

You are more than welcome. We had a great time! Congratulations on the win, that is so nice. Richard McKinley, juror, said the portraits and figures were so good for a mixed show, so yours was super!

Later,
Jo

Joanna said...

Here's one of the daughters piping in to say we enjoyed meeting you, too. I like the image of mom and her adoring public. You said "adoring friends" but I immediately went to "adoring public" in my head. Congrats on the win. It's a very nice painting...very cool technique.

Brendy said...

Congratulations on the blue ribbon Susan! I love that painting.

Linda Calvert Jacobson said...

Congratulations my friend!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

Great going on the blue ribbon!! and it IS such a cool painting!

Susan Carlin said...

Oh, you all are so nice. Thank you for coming by to leave those good words. I'll be posting something new soon, I promise. Pastel class tomorrow....
Susan

Valerie said...

I love your paintings your blog is facinating
Valerie