Saturday, June 25, 2011

How do you say 'finished' in Polish?

Good weekend! I won an honorable mention ribbon at the Festival of the Arts for my Columbia Gorge painting, which, by the way, I repainted the water the night before finishing it somewhere around 2 AM. Good times. And then we framed it an hour before we brought it to the competition. That's how we work.
And I worked a bunch more on the Warsaw painting, inspired by all the art I saw at the Festival, and by a good night's sleep and a Saturday filled with free time to paint.
And I even finished it.Yeah! It went so much quicker this time!! I guess having a real plan does save time later. I did make some changes though. I think the best improvements are the new chairs, the separation between the trees and lamp posts, and the striped whatever-it's-called over the front door. What do you think? Do you agree it's better?


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  2. The watercolor is beautiful, your son is handsome and his mother is proud of both. Congratulations.

  3. Congratulations on your award! And the new painting looks beautiful, I think the changes you made were perfect. :)

    P.S. I also belong to the last minute framers club. Huzzah!

  4. Oh I really love the new one!! I thought the other was great but then after looking at this one I love the chairs and that there are more lamp posts...and I love all the flower boxes. I think this one turned out AWESOME! Not that the last one wasn't, but I am definitely liking the second painting! Great job!!

  5. This is completely gorgeous! I love the colours, those lanterns and also the suggestion of the restaurant name above the entrance. I think it's fabulous!