Saturday, January 10, 2015

MORE GOOD NEWS!

THE BLUEST EYE

I just received word that this painting has been accepted into the 2015 American Watercolor Society exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City this April.  I am always honored and surprised to be included as this competition has so many fabulous entries.  I don't know how the judges manage to make their decisions.  This painting is a 22 x 30 full sheet of watercolor paper with a very textural gesso surface.  If you find yourself in New York during the exhibit, be sure and make the time to see the show.  It is always one of the very best, if not the best, in the country.  I love being able to get nose to plexi to see how things are done!

17 comments:

martine paquet said...

Congratulations!

hmuxo said...

Bluest Eyes is beautifully painted.! I can see why it was accepted at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. Hopefully I will be able to see the exhibit..!

Susan Williamson said...

Congratulations on AWS! Another daring, emotionally packed piece! My local art league usually arranges a trip in the Spring. I'm gonna go so that I can see this in person.

Sadami said...

Myrna, Congrats! You deserve it, no surprise at all!!
Best wishes, Sadami

Jane ferguson said...

Congratulations Myrna that is wonderful.You r a star ๐Ÿ˜Š

Rita Sklar said...

Well done!
Rita

mary Crowell said...

that is so exciting. congratulations!

Maywyn Studio said...

Congratulations!
A Beautiful painting with lots of personality, I can see why it has been chosen.

Jennifer Stone said...

Yay! Way to go! Very well deserved, one never sees Myrna sitting on her laurels! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Karen Knutson said...

Wow, so proud of you, Myrna !!! What an incredible honor! Love your painting so much!

Meera Rao said...

Congratulations! May be I will find a reason to visit NYC then ;)

Michelle Himes said...

Congratulations, Myrna. I'm hoping to get there to see the show again this year. I read the list of accepted artists, and there are a lot of my favorites included this year, yourself included of course.

JGG said...

I'm not at all surprised that you were selected. I've been following your bolg for years - your journey has been amazing!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Congratulations, Myrna. I always love the life you put into your portraits, no matter the subject!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you all for your kind support!

cindy said...

Congrats! I saw the portrait at RI Watercolor Society Traveling Show last week.

I was wonderinghow you apply the gesso? Do you put it on the paper first with a sponge? I love the texture!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Cindy, The gesso was applied first and stamped with a commercial stamp that makes "rock" images. It is in a block form with 3 different sides. I only used one side. The gesso was thick. When it dried, I drew the image and painted it. So delighted that you had the opportunity to see it and you enjoyed the traveling show.

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