Monday, July 27, 2009

Bella Sinclair Award and My Latest Study

Oh, the lazy days of summer.  Lately I just feel like enjoying these days because before we know it, we'll be going into autumn.  Time for walks, sailing, festivals and endless barbeques.  Okay, back to reality - the above painting is one that I did as a study for further work.  I'm always trying for that glow!  

And I was very pleased and honored to receive the Bella Sinclair Award for "Friendship, Sisterhood, Sharing and Caring" from Laurel Daniel.

I've received some awards in the past and I must admit that I usually have mixed feelings.  Although I'm very grateful and flattered, I feel slightly uncomfortable naming only certain fellow bloggers.  Because most bloggers I meet on the internet are wonderful people in their own ways.  Therefore, I consider the wonderful ladies in my own Critique Group to be my sisters because they are exposed to my faults and weaknesses!  They are:  Loriann Signori, Karen Phipps,  Jala Pfaff, and Melinda Esparza.  


neetzy said...

I think you've captured "that glow". I envy your critique group! I do appreciate people's comments when I post paintings. I've finally gotten the chance to paint. I'm playing with all pallette knife paintings on a small format so I don't get to "tickly".

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Another beautiful work Janelle.

Congrats on the award, well deserved. You definitely show Friendship, Sisterhood, Sharing and Caring. I am happy that I've gotten to know you through our internet connections.

Karen said...

I think what is most beautiful and glowing and intriguing to me in this one is that orangey color coming up behind the trees. so beautiful.

Thank you for thinking of me too, with the Bella Sinclair...I totally agree, it takes a lot of trust to show each other our struggles and to ask for help. I genuinely appreciate your input!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Very eye catching painting. The "glow" is very successful. I see late evening as the sun is setting, creating that wonderful pink/orange sky.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Neetzy, I'm so happy that you finally have a chance to paint after getting your master's degree. You deserve to enjoy!

Hi Kathleen, I'm so happy I've gotten to know you too!

Hi Karen, I treasure the constructive critiques so much. It really helps me move forward. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Hi Catherine, I'm so glad you think the glow is successful in this painting. That's what I'm always aiming for!

Silver said...

Congrats, Janelle.

i have another award waiting for you at my place. Mind coming over to pick it up? ;)Reflections!

Deal with it only if you've got time- but i just wanted you to know that when i thought of Creativity, i thought of you.


Queenmothermamaw said...

Hello Janelle. Congratulations on your awards. I came over because I wanted to congratulate you and because I received the an award from Silver as you did and love your blog. I am a neophyte in the art world. 71 years old and just getting the chance to paint. I love water colors and acrylics. Have done only one oil. Have had no classes in oils yet. I love the glow that springs from your painting. Stop by my neck of the woods if you get a chance and I would be honored to follow you. Blessings

Wodjo said...

love everything about this painting I find the colors used very relaxing

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Silver, I'm honored that you would think of me for your award. I think the images on your blog show what a creative person you are!

Hi Queenmothermamaw, Thanks so much for visiting my blog with your kind words. I saw angels on your blog, so of course I'll visit you often.

Hi Wodjo, Thanks so much - appreciate it!

loriann said...

Hi Janelle!
WOW! Your glazing techniques have really taken on a new dimension! This painting glows.
Congrats on the Bella Sinclair award. Your support helps many! Thank you too for thinking of your art sisters when extending the award.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Loriann, I've received such valuable advice from the Critique Group. I appreciate all of you with more than words can say!