Sunday, December 13, 2009

NZ Art Guild Challenge #16 - Photo Challenge

West Yellowstone Angel Lodge
acrylic on 14" by 18" Centurion Wrapped Linen
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Whew! I'm doing a little better about getting a few painting ready. This is for the New Zealand Art Guild Challenge #16 and it's their last challenge for the year. This is my 5th entry with them. It is also a piece I'm very fond of. The challenge was to paint the Angel statue. I added from one of my favorite places, West Yellowstone City, MT. When my Mother and I were there in 2003 on our 10 week RV journey, it started to snow on the beautiful lodge pole pines. Due to the weather, I was unable to stop along the road to take as many photo's as I wanted and have longed for them ever since. I used this opportunity to paint them as a backdrop to the statue. If only Mother could see this one!

GOOD NEWS UPDATE: I have also completed the Main Street Bridge, St. John's River view for the book cover of Dottie Fletcher's book, Remembering Jacksonville, to be published this spring. The best news is not only did Dottie like it, so did her publisher and they have accepted my painting. Since this is painted by request for Dottie's book, I will not be publishing the painting until her book is published. BUT, I couldn't wait to tell you the GOOD NEWS UPDATE now!

I have a few paintings in various stages of planning and progress and hopefully will have several more to post before the end of the year.

Hi to all my friends and thank you for being so patient with me since I have not been blogging as regularly as I would like.


AutumnLeaves said...

Beckie, how absolutely wonderful that you are being recognized for your wonderful art work. I must also say that this is my favorite of your pieces yet! I love this painting, darlin'. You keep on doing what you are doing because it works indeed!

Anonymous said...

Tanya Dann commented on your photo:

"Lovely painting Beckie :) "