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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Dance with Me"



Hi Everyone, If you recall I submitted two paintings to a gallery near here for a competition called "Dance with Me". The opening will be next Saturday the 12th, nice idea for Valentines day. Last year I painted something that was inspired by Klimt's Kiss, it opened about the same time last year. I submitted two and one was accepted, so hard to know what the judge will like. This is the one they accepted, an 8 x 10 in oil. I called it "First Dance", I wanted the couple to stand out from the background. I used a palette knife on her dress and it created some nice texture. I thought the piece they refused was really good but that's they way it goes. I guess when I get to the opening everything there will be much better than the piece of mine they refused??? Probably not, lol. Art is so subjective isn't it? Do I sound bitter, I'm not. I'm really very happy to be in the show and hoping I will bring home a prize. Have a great day!

10 comments:

Laura A. said...

Who can ever tell with judges, eh? But a BIG congrats on getting the "First Dance" accepted. It's beautiful. I love the silhouette feel to the background people. Great job!!
And thanks for the nice words on my piece.

Carol Blackburn said...

This is beautiful, Barbara. Congratulations to you!

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Laura. I am really happy to get in, they rejected several people I know.

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Carol, I am pretty happy with it. :)

Sunny said...

Oh, sooooo nice! you have a wonderful touch on the dress.... like it is moving. I like the way you painted the rest of the attendees in the background. Very good!

Barbara Pask said...

Thanks Sunny! Using a palette knife on the dress gave it a nice feel. I appreciate your visits.

Debra Bryant said...

Simple.....elegant....a moment in time. It is lovely Barb. And, hey, jurying is half the battle! Have a great show; you deserve it, you work so hard. :)

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Debra, we both work hard. Keeping my fingers crossed for The Salon show for you. hugs

Carol said...

Beautiful painting Barbara. Well done and good luck!

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you so much Carol, getting excited.