A very nice award for my painting, Strength.


Strength, oil, 20 x 16.
Today was so special. My parents and my daughter were all with me for the reception of the 2009 San Antonio Art League Museum Exhibition where I won a Contributors Award. I'll have to go back to the Museum later and really take my time looking at all the wonderful paintings and sculptures in the show. The reception was so well attended it was hard to see the artwork!
We went to Mom and Dad's afterward and made dinner, then got to play a hand of dominoes before heading home. We rounded out the evening by watching Beverly Hills Chihuahua on DVD. I admit I laughed out loud.... several times, actually. Go figure. It's been a very, very nice day.

18 comments:

Jeremy Elder said...

Congratulations! That is a beautiful work.

Jo Castillo said...

Hey, congratulations! Fantastic! The painting is strong and wonderful. Fun day, too.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

Congratulations. That looks like an amazing portrait, and you look wonderful and happy.

xoxoxoxBarbara

Frank Gardner said...

Congratulations Susan, you deserve it.

Laughing is good too. I laughed a few times at that movie too.

Johanne Morin said...

CONGRATULATIONS Susan!!!
Is that the show that was judge by Daniel Greene?

Susan Carlin said...

Thank you Jeremy, Jo, Barbara, Frank and Johanne!
That painting was the first of three portraits I've done with a palette knife, and was so exciting to do, I think I hyperventilated the whole while. Since it's now gotten a second award, me thinks the universe is telling me to paint more with a knife. Of course it could be saying, "Paint Native American women." It's hard to figure what the universe is saying sometimes.

Susan Carlin said...

Johanne, the show you're thinking of opens this coming Saturday- the Salon International show at the Greenhouse Gallery. My painting, Renaissance, was accepted into that show. I have no illusions of an award there. I'm just completely thrilled to have it included.

Professor J said...

We are all so proud of you, Susan! You have taken flight.

Ann Reyes said...

Congratulations, Susan!!! That's a wonderful painting! Also, congratualtions for getting into the Salon International. I'm envious...

Diana Marshall said...

Congratulations Susan, so great to hear of all your successes and that things are going so well.

I can't imagine how you managed to paint such a wonderful portrait with a palette knife it's hard enough with a brush!!!

SYLVIANE said...

Congratulations, this portrait looks so wonderful!

LSaeta said...

Congratulations! I can certainly see why your painting won the award. Your work is lovely and I love the way you capture "personality" in your portraits. also glad you had some fin watching the movie! Glad to have found your blog.

Stacey Peterson said...

I think that when I saw this painting when you posted it a while back, my first thought was that it was going to be an award winner!! Congratulations - you deserve it! =)

Marian Fortunati said...

Fabulous!! and congratulations ... It's a beautiful painting!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Glad you had a nice day. The title of the painting fits. It is a very strong painting and I love the arms.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

That's a great title for the piece, Susan. It is impressive and very deserving of the award!

Pattie Wall said...

Well done! This one is very deserving!

Rosemary said...

Congratulations, Susan!
The piece is wonderful. Can't imagine how you did that with a palette knife!
This one gets a double WOW!