Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, August 29, 2015

First Place!!!

Last night, when I returned from the art show, I had no internet! This morning, I had no internet.  Tonight - I have internet - go figure!

I was honored to receive First Place at the Riverside Art Center's annual juried show last night.  It  was for a painting of a vintage truck which belonged to a young man in Illinois who had plans, along with his twin brother, to restore it.  Unfortunately and tragically, Garrett Rinehart, the young man, was killed in a tragic accident in Chicago and he never was able to realize his dream - I named the painting " Garrett's Dream!"  

The painting is a transparent watercolor painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Arches watercolor paper.

Thank you to the jurors and to Riverside Art Center for this honor.

4 comments:

Susan said...

Congratualtions Barb. Sad story. Well deserved honor. Great painting.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Susan. Yes, it is a sad story - especially since he told me he hated the commute into and out of Chicago each day.

Jane said...

Congratulations on the prize, it is a gorgeous painting and the title is a beautiful homage to the unfortunate young man.

Catherine Touze said...

This painting is beautifull, and you deserve your prize.
Congratulation.
Catherine