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Sidney Art (Gallery) and Museum Art Competition

I am so excited!   I have entered my first Art Competition!!  I can proudly say that I have two silk paintings participating in the 44th Annual Helen Norris Open Art Show and they are now on display (and for sale) at the Sidney Art (Gallery) and Museum in Port Orchard, Washington.  The Goldfinch has been mounted to a 10"x8" canvas using Acrylic Matte Medium.  The Tulip Tree has been mounted to a 9"x12" canvas using Acrylic Matte Medium.  Both are also going to be available soon as prints on Fine Art America's website . 9"x12" Canvas - Tulip Tree $157 10"x8" Canvas - Goldfinch in Breeding Plumage $135 Next weekend (Saturday,May 3rd) is an artist reception (and is when the judging will take place).   The reception is from 1-4pm.  Please stop by and take a look - there will be refreshments and the chance to chat with the artists (in addition to a wide variety of art to view).   I'll be there and I hope I get the chanc

Accepted for the 2014 Issaquah ArtWalk!

I am SOOO excited to announce, that I have been accepted as a contributing artist for the 2014 Issaquah Artwalk !  I haven't received any more details yet, as to where I will be located.  But I am just thrilled to be able to participate!  I will post the details as I find out more information.   FYI - the 2014 Issaquah Artwalk will be held on the first Friday of each month from 6pm-9pm.  Starting on June 6th, and continuing on July 11th, August 1st, and September 5th.   I hope to see you there!!

Wiggy, the adorable French Bulldog silk painting

I am so thrilled to have been able to spend another long weekend at a retreat!  This time it was at Pilgrim Firs in Port Orchard Washington.  I spent the weekend there with the Fiber 19, fiber arts group (we had a LOT of fun!!! - they are AWESOME ladies!!!!). While there, I was able to finish another painting - this time I painted a dog portrait for a wonderful woman I know.  Her adorable dog Wiggy was my subject matter.  Such a cutey!!  (LOVE those ears!)  Wiggy was painted using a photo reference.  I used Jacquard Green-label Dyes, Resistad (to preserve a few white highights and to create some of Wiggy's cute whiskers), and the MS-technique.  Wiggy was painted on new, white silk (rare for me, since I prefer to work on recycled silks).   Wiggy will be mounted on canvas.  (If you're interested in a silk painting of your special pet-pal, please feel free to contact me - I am happy to work on commission orders.) "Wiggy" Jacquard green-label dyes on silk, with Re