Tuesday, September 4, 2007

What a weekend that was!
I had an outdoor fair here in ton - Art in the Park - and I won 1st place in my division.

At the Colored Pencil regional show in Rhode Island on Sunday my piece won the Prismacolor award.

Just finished this one today. I set up a still-life mimicking the Dutch master Pieter Claesz and then added a contemporary twist of literally rotating the view and cropping in to a long skinny format.
This will be going to the Monadnock Fine Art Gallery later this week if you are interested in it.

8 comments:

Deborah Ross said...

You are prolific!! Wow, and each piece has its own personality....you get more and more interesting in your choice of subjects and your composition.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Way to go Nicole!!
Girl, you never cease to amaze me. :)
Great job.

Casey Klahn said...

Congratulations, and well deserved.

Liz P said...

I love the energy created by the angle and shape of this composition. It's like a snatch of a view through a partially open door as one happened to be walking by. Just wonderful!

All the highlights on the silver and glass make me wonder if you use anything besides Prismacolors to achieve that crispness. I'm challenged by the pastelboard in that regard.

Congratulations on your well-deserved awards! One of these days I will make it to one of your shows or exhibits!

Mike said...

Wow, I actually didn't see that til now. I guess I should get drunk and stay out late more? That's one of my favorite verticals so far.

Nancy H said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done and well deserved.
I love this piece.

Meg said...

Congratulations!

I agree with Liz P - the composition of this piece is fantastic. I love it! You are such an inspiration!

Nicole Caulfield said...

Wow thanks everyone!

Liz - I've been using coloursofts more and more, and still prismas. The edges aren't super sharp - but with the little larger than life-size - it doesn't really need to be.

Mike! pft! I got it finished while Lizzy was at school. No excuses from me for your going out habits!