Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Sunshine Award, alla prima

Is There a Title That Doesn't Include a Tequila Reference?
16x20, oil on canvas
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This was my set-up in Laurel’s alla prima still life class last week. We’ve been learning different blocking-in techniques – this one is used by artist Kevin McPherson and it’s my favorite. Our classmate Stephen Parker explained this method quite eloquently on his blog - click on his name for further reading. I’m sad that class is coming to an end.

The For the Love of Art show at Austin Art Space kicked off to great crowds at the reception Friday night and will continue through February 27. There are wonderful artists represented in the show - visit AAS website for days and times. Also… hee, hee, hee… I got a small mention in a Daily Texan article yesterday.

Finally, my thanks to my artist/classmate/inspiration Trish Siegel who has given me the Sunshine Blog Award for creativity and positivity in blogging. Funny, I thought that blogging helped me stay positive and creative – not the other way around. Plus, as I travel through the blogosphere, “meeting” other creatives and being influenced and informed by them, I find you get so much more than you give… no matter how much that is. In that spirit, I will pass along the Sunshine Award, with my gratitude, to 12 other artists who contribute mightily to my creative life – go check them out!

1. Ann Gorbett
2. Ann Rogers
3. Carol Nelson
4. Claire Carnel
5. Dana Cooper
6. Dreama Perry
7. Leslie Saeta
8. Liz Holm
9. Liza Hurst
10. Mary Sheehan Winn
11. Susan Carlin
12. Vicki Shuck

The rules for accepting the award are: put the logo on your blog or within your post; pass the award onto 12 bloggers; link the nominees within your post; let the nominees know they have received this award; link to the person from whom you received this award.


Ann Gorbett said...

Ah Mitzi-you beat me to it. I had already put you on my list to receive the treasured Sunshine Award. So-right back at ya! There is always a special treat every time I visit your blog.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much for the Sunshine Award, Mitzi!

Ann Rogers said...

Mitzi, thank you, thank you for the nice award, I will eventually get it posted on my blog (life seems to be getting in the way of my posting lately). Envious of your alla prima classes with Laurel, this is a great "tequila" painting.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Mitzi, thanks so much for stopping by my blog to give me a Sunshine award :D
I'm especially honored to be listed on your blog with these other fabulous artists.
Thank YOU!

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Mitzi! I feel honoured to be mentioned on this list of artists and will follow the rules when it has become a little warmer in our office. At the moment I have to get out of there as quick as possible.

Dana Cooper said...

Thank you Mitzi, you have included me with such a talented group, I appreciate it!

L.Holm said...

congratulations, and thank you so much, Mitzi. I appreciate it!