Friday, October 29, 2010

"High Society" wins Peoples Choice Award

And this years winner of the Gene Hammonds People's Choice Award is.... Tim Marsh for his Oil Painting titled, "High Society".  The crowd jumped to their feet with thunderous applause.  

Well actually the announcement was much more low key with only a few people in the room and there probably wasn't any applause either ~ but it looked great in my head!

This is my seventh People's Choice Award and my fourth time for this exhibit which was the 18th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition held at the Cherry Hill Theater Gallery.  

It's great placing in an exhibit and having words like "First Place" or "Best of Show" next to your name.  There is usually money that follows closely behind these words which makes , "First" and "Best" even better!

However there is one exception.  A Peoples Choice Award.  Normally there is one Judge handing out his or her choices for the awards but a Peoples Choice Award is a vote from the viewing public.  They represent a collective voice that says we like what you do and for an artist that's a pretty awesome feeling.

So from one voice to the many that voted for my work, 
Thank you all.  

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Featured in Detroit Free Press "Play" section today!

I've been lucky enough to have some really nice press coverage this year and my latest appeared today in the Detroit Free Press.  In the "Play" section of today's news is information on my up-coming solo exhibit at the Lawrence Street Gallery.  A large color photo too.  Very nice!

Hope to see you at the opening.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Painting in Progress #2

At this point I've put down just a couple of thin layers of paint to carve out or define the individual leaves and start to build dimension.  This stage of a painting does feel like carving to me as each element appears out of a white background. Check back to see the finished painting!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Painting in Progress #1 "Succulents"

In a post from August 31st I introduced the photograph of succulents that I'd been wanting to do for a while.  I thought it would be a good example of how I build a painting.  In this first photo you can see how I sketched out the image first.  I then selected three colors of oil paint and began to lightly lay in some color. This stage is really like a color sketch.  Doing it this way gives me a feel for the end result.  The original image from my mind is just starting to emerge.

Remember to check back to see the next stage!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

And The Winner is.........

Thank you to my loyal Followers who have entered my Limited Edition Print Giveaway for October. Please remember that I will give away another print after January 1st of 2011. You can't be the lucky winner if you don't enter! So having said that, The October winner is..............*Kim Ensch* Yay! Hurrah! (Cheers from the crowd). Congratulations Kim! You're the Big winner. Someday you may be able to pay off your house with this. Wishful thinking!
Just go my websites Portfolio page to choose your print.