Saturday, April 17, 2010

Accepted into CWA's 41's National Exhibition!


Spring Preview, 18" x 24", Transparent watercolor

I'm ecstatic! I found out this week that my "Spring Preview" painting has been accepted into the CWA's 41st National Exhibition. I'm new to entering shows, having only entered one other show before. Two of my paintings were accepted into that show and one of them placed 2nd. That was very exciting, too.

28 comments:

Connie said...

Congratulations! That is a wonderful achievement!

Crystal Cook said...

Congratulations!!!! That is a truly beautiful painting, the way you capture light is just amazing!

Well done!! Bravo!! Excellent work!

Krista said...

Hooray!! Good for you! I was just looking back over your work this morning and marveling at your crystal. Fabulous work!

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

congratulations,the highlites and the reflections in this painting is beautiful.beautiful work,best of luck.

Costescu said...

Congratulations that is exciting!
Well deserved this is one of the first of your paintings I saw & it stopped me in my tracks:)

Sandeep Khedkar said...

Congratulations!!! Its a very delicate piece with fabulous lighting!!!

Sujit Sudhi said...

Congratulations Michelle. That's quite and achievement.

This painting is absolutely wonderful. The petals are so soft and delicate. The way you have captured light is amazing. The crystal was is fantastic. Each time I look it I feel like reaching out to touch it. You have done a marvelous job. Keep going.

Dolly said...

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle!!!!.I'm so happy and excited for you...Its a beautiful piece of work..and its great that its been appreciated..You truly deserve it..

Michelle Smith said...

Connie, Crystal, Krista, Anudeepa, Costescu, Sandeep, Sujit, and Dolly - Thank you all so much for your nice comments. I really appreciate it! It's so nice to have other artists and blog friends to share my excitement with.

Tracy Hall said...

Michelle that is wonderful news! So happy for you - and extra congrats on the award!

Sheila E. said...

Congratulations!! It's a Gorgeous painting!

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations! This is a beautiful painting and I can't wait to see it in person at the national! Well done!

Michelle Smith said...

Thank you Tracy, Sheila, and Pablo!

ruthie said...

Congratulations, thats fab!

Prabal said...

Just came to your blog from crystal's blog.. Good to know that you are doing some Indian cooking.. So what all have you cooked? I am from India by the way..

All this time I was talking about your cooking because I have no words for your painting..

Rishi Kapil said...

Congratulations Michelle ,This painting is amazing with a sure element of realism . The glass is brilliant and the flower is so fresh.

Prabal said...

Michelle,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment there.. And looks like you are an expert in Indian cooking by now.. I am not that much into cooking, but sometimes (like once in 2-3 months) I do cook.. The only thing I make well is my version of Kheer. My friends do like it. :)

Arti said...

congratulations Michelle!And its a truly wonderful piece of art!

Susan said...

Hearty congratulations Michelle - so well deserved! You are really a wizard with those watercolors, I'm not surprised one bit - bravo!

Artist said...

Congratulations. The painting is really amazing.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Michelle, that is fabulous! It is a glorious painting, and so deserves to be in a show of that quality. It takes guts to enter shows doesn't it? But you've got it licked, Girl!

adrienne trafford said...

i wish i could see this in person because it kind of makes me speechless - i mean, seriously, it's astounding! congrats on the show!

Gary Keimig said...

A beautiful painting. Well deserved that it should be accepted. good luck in the show.

Ron Morrison said...

Congrats! Looks fabulous...

Krista said...

Hi Michelle! Thanks for always stopping by! I so love this one-- I wish I could see it in person at the show!!

Michelle Smith said...

Thank you, Ruthie, Prabal, Rishi, Arti, Susan, Elizabeth, Adrienne, Gary, Ron and Krista! Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate you all stopping by and taking the time to comment!

Srishti said...

Wow! that is such a great news Michelle! :D A big honor! I am happy for you :)

Becky Joy said...

Congratulations. this is a wonderful painting.