Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sedona Art Finalist December 2016

Quittin' Time
12 x 16  oil

I love it when I have good news to share.  I want to thank
Charlie Hunter for selecting me to be finalist in the
Sedona Art Prize December 2016 competition

Charlie can weave a tale to lead you through a painting like
nobody's business.
These were his entertaining comments about the painting:

"Judge's comment: Bingham settles the question art historians have been asking for decades: "What would El Greco have made of  1940s-era Ford Trucks?" He would have liked them a lot, obviously.
Dang! This has some beautiful passages! Look at how the rail of the bed leads us in; to the cracked-open door; where we get to sit, in excited dread, looking at the possibly-impending thunderstorm until the fear of a hidden nest of wasps somewhere in that scratchy upholstery gets a little too unsettling, and we burst out -either direction- into that excellent field behind.
THAT, boys and girls, is what "leading the eye through the painting" is all about."

If you'd like to read what he says about the other finalists click here:
Enjoy and thanks for following along!
ps- Don't forget the free drawing for a set of five gift cards I'm giving away at the end of the month!
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  1. Well done!!! and his quote is a perfect story for this painting!! Congrats on your award!!

    1. Thanks so much Roxanne! I appreciate your comment:)

  2. Fabulous painting and fabulous comments by the judge.
    I hope you printed it out and have by your easel for the days that you feel you cannot paint a thing right! Unless you do not have those types of days!!!

    1. Thanks for commenting Julie! Good advice. Everybody has those days once in a while:) I try to focus on the good stuff as much as possible!

  3. Toutes mes sincères félicitations ! C'est une très belle oeuvre. bravo pour votre talent !

    Gros bisous 🌸