THE LATER YEARS OF ITALIAN PUTTI
OIL 24 X 18
I just received notification that I was a finalist in the Artist Magazine Annual Competition. This piece was entered in the Abstract & Experimental category.
I was a finalist last year in the landscape category and am really psyched that I have, yet again, achieved recognition at such a high level. The winners will be featured in the December issue of the magazine, and my name will be listed.
Titled “The Later Years of Italian Putti II”, it is one of a series that I have been working on using palette knife and an underlying diagonal grid. I am really happy that this piece placed well in the competition, as it represents the direction that I am moving in my artistic development.
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OIL ON GOLD LEAF 12 X 16
The latest news is that I was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition.
Not too shabby, as it is a national competition with gazillions of entries!!! It is so rewarding to have such positive reenforcement at that level.
The piece that was recognized is, “The Pumpkin Patch”. Done last year in oil on gold leaf, it is a view of the pumpkin patch along Nod Road in Simsbury, CT. I have always loved the tree that stands sentinel over the field, and this wide view of the tree in all the glorious array of autumn, is especially effective with the gold leaf giving it a glow through the paint.
The work is in a private collection, but keep checking the website for further gold leaf pieces under “New Work” or “Oil on Metal Leaf”
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