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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 17, 2011

Best of Show...Wow!

I was elated to learn recently that I had been awarded "Best of Show" at the juried Fall Show of the Riverside Arts Center at Wapakoneta, Ohio.  I was also elated to learn that the award winning painting was one of my beloved vintage truck paintings - those who know me, know I adore doing paintings of vintage trucks!  This one was the most recent.     Ya-hoo!

15 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Ya-hoo indeed, Barb! This is super...but not surprising! This painting glows and is absolutely perfect in every way!

Eileen said...

Congratulations! It is such a lovely painting and made even more special because of the joy you got from creating it! Well done!

conservativelybohemian said...

Congratulations, Barb! This comes as no surprise to me because your work has always been so beautiful. And you know how much I love your vintage vehicle paintings! (I'm AutumnLeaves of old, by the way.)

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Oh Barb! No big surprise here, especially with this particular painting. As usual, all of your vintage trucks are amazing, but the way you handled that grass under and in front of the truck continues to amaze me.

Congratulations, well-deserved.

Donna Pierce-Clark said...

Congratulations, Barb!!!
And you look wonderful; I love your hair, your sweater, and of course the painting is awesome!!!!
WOO HOO!!!

Anonymous said...

I GO TO ALOT OF BLOGS JUST TO KEEP MY MIND GOING.LOL, BUT REALLY, YOURS IS RIGHT THERE AT THE TOP OF MY FAVORITES. HIGH FIVE FOR THE WIN. LOVE YOUR CARS.

GRANNY FROM FLORIDA.

Barb Sailor said...

Christiane - thank you so much for your comments - they mean a lot coming from such a good artist!

Barb Sailor said...

Eileen - that is why this is so special to me - painting is a spiritual experience for me and I derive so much pleasure while painting - there was much joy in creating this painting - the truck makes it extra special for me.
Thank you for visiting and commenting.

Barb Sailor said...

Sherry - I was wondering who "conservativelybohemian" was - the puzzle is solved! Thanks for sticking with me and my blog - your comments are always appreciated!

Barb Sailor said...

Susan...I hope things are going well with you and your loved ones -I have been remiss in keeping up my contacts since I was ill, but I am feeling better and will try to communicate better.
Thanks for your comments on the truck - I spent a lot of time on those grasses in front of the truck - it is nice to know that others appreciate and are aware of that effort! Only another artist can know this! :)

Barb Sailor said...

WOO HOO to you Donna! Thanks so much - it's great to know that you are celebrating along with me!
Luv ya!

Barb Sailor said...

Granny - it is good to hear from you way down there in Tampa! I am glad you enjoy my trucks and my blog!

Barbra Joan said...

Well, no surprise here it deserves that award and so do you.. ..
Congratulations. BJ

Sandy Maudlin said...

Barb, What a wonderful painting - your love for the rusted. vintage look is so evident. And the award so deserved. Congratulations.

Ginny Stiles said...

Oh Barb...been away from the blogs for a bit and I missed this wonderful honor and GREAT photo of you and your award winning painting. BEAUTIFUL.
Congratulations!