Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Lucky Week

Foraging
16 x 20
oil on wrapped canvas

This week started off a little rough. Cold, wind and rain were putting a damper on my Ironman training, keeping me out of my garden and deterring me from any plein air attempts. Not to be discouraged I looked forward to the workshop I'd be going to in a few days. And then imagine my surprise when the news arrived that I'd won a painting! What a shocker - I never win anything. Time to buy some lottery tickets I think! Anyway Kim Rempel in celebrating reaching 100 followers drew a name to receive a beautiful painting! Check it out and her other paintings at Eatdrinkpaint.blogspot.com. Her work is fabulous. Thanks Kim so much!
And as for the workshop it was put on by Bonny Roberts, a great BC artist. We were able to take 5 paintings that we were stuck on to be critiqued and hopefully resolved. Fix It Finish It was the name of the workshop and the above horse which I posted last year as 'in progress' is finally now finished. Thanks Bonny for putting on a great workshop.

6 comments:

Marie Theron said...

This painting is very special, so spiritual,Barb. I am glad you won something, always nice to receive a surprise on a cold day. So what kind of weather is this that you are having, is it normal for now?

Barb Hillier said...

Thank you Marie - the horse is one of many wild ones which we have to watch for as we drive or cycle through our area and indeed the whole scene was very spiritual as well as historic. We are still having colder than usual weather and it is very unsettled so I'm still painting inside. Winds gusting to 90 k doesn't work well for plein air!

Pat said...

I found you on a random browse - and what a lovely blog and gorgeous paintings. I am particularly struck by this one.
I've become a follower so I don't miss seeing your beautiful work :)

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks Pat for coming by and the kind comments. This one was one of my first attempts at oils and I'm so relieved to be able to have finished it and feel good about it.

Thea said...

Hi Barb, I was there with you at Bonny's workshop as you worked on your painting. It turned out so beautiful!
Congrats on you win; feel great, I bet...;-)
Also noticed your plein air exploits, very inspiring!

All best,
Thea

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks Thea, the workshop and plein air have been great learning experiences and I love meeting new people too. It was fun watching you create beautiful art with the encaustic technique. See you soon.