Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Driving Experience

"I - 20"
6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board
Hadn't posted on the blog in a little while as I took a little vacation. As you might see by the painting above- I drove Eastward on I-20.
While on vacation: My little pet portrait won an award at the Unconditional Love 1st Annual Juried Pet Portrait exhibit at the Irving Art Association. Nancy Medina was my stand-in and accepted the award for me.
I got to meet a high school alum and fellow artist, Hellenne Vermillion. We'd never really met during high school because we were in different grades and I was a friend of her sister Yvonne. But with the internet and blogging we'd become virtual friends sharing ideas via emails so it was really nice to reconnect and meet face to face. I went over to her house, which any artist would envy - and got to see her paintings and silk fabric art. She's teaches silk fabric painting- I wish I had the time to stay to enroll in her class. Check out her blog and etsy site for her silk scarves.
Vacations are great but never long enough.


Manon Doyle said...

Hi Judy!!
Congrats on your terrific award! I saw that you had received it on Nancy's site.

The new painting is beautiful! I just adore the texture!!

Judy Mackey said...

Hi Manon, Thank you!
Happy painting,

Art with Liz said...

Well done on your fantastic award Judy. Read about it on Nancy's blog! Also love this road painting - it just goes on forever ...

Tammy Hext said...

Love this piece Judy - happy painting.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi judy!
oh congratulations on your award!

i LOVE this painting!

it is adventure and excitemnet all rolled up into one. i love to movement and energy you created!