Monday, October 10, 2011

Last of the Summer Wine

It really was hectic.  Going from one exhibition to another, plus workshops, meetings and classes, I didn't seem to touch sides.

I was hoping that after this exhibition it would be the last for the year and things would quieten down and I would be able to spend more time reading all my blogging friends blogs.  I really miss them and the news out there.  But no, another exhibition has popped up, but thankfully this time all I will be doing is exhibiting, not organising.

But my news.  We ended one exhibition and then got ready for our selection weekend - a whole weekend set aside for people to bring in their paintings and for the judges to score points.  Nearly 600 paintings were entered and this year I got all three of mine selected.  After last year achieving nothing, it was great to even get a "commended" for one of them.  And I scored enough points to be able to exhibit at our first exhibition in February next year!  I must be improving!

The paintings that got the nod were firstly this one which I only finished recently,


and then these two, the two old ladies being "Commended"



Hopefully I will now have more time to visit everyone.

44 comments:

Prabal said...

Oh Liz,
We have missed you so much. Good to see you back with a bang. What a great news you have shared with us. CONGRATULATIONS. I loved the new one absolutely. Great great light. But I hope the cricket painting had also got selected for the exhibition. :)

Katherine Thomas said...

Your work is wonderful! I would give it more than a nod, I would give all three of them a huge round of applause and a big cheer. Wow! Congratulations on the exhibitions!

Carol Blackburn said...

Congratulations Liz, how wonderful. They are lovely!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

WOW Liz...the highlights and shadows on the big piece...excellent!! Congrats!...being busy can be a good thing! Here's to hoping to see more of you!! and...your beautiful work!

Shelley Ross said...

Great to see you online again. Congratulations on your success. We will be in Capetown area in May 2012. Perhaps timing will be right to see an exhibition?

Shelley

Two French Bulldogs said...

Love the paintings!!
Benny & Lily

Ramesh Jhawar said...

It has been quite a while since I saw any new work of yours and my patience has paid-off! Loved all the 3 paintings. Nice subjects and well painted and great news about their entering in the show. Congratulations!

Maree said...

This is so great Liz! Congratulations on your selections and glad to see you back here!

Sue Pownall said...

Congratulations Liz.

conservativelybohemian said...

Liz, all three of these are phenomenal! I especially love the house with the flowers above the door. Just such a dreamy place to live! Beautiful work, Liz.

Vanessa Bentley said...

I love your paintings. The top one is fantastic. I just love how you captured the sunlight and shadows on the white wall.

rob ijbema said...

i'm not surprised all your works got in liz...you are fast improving especially your figures!

Marty said...

bravo Liz ! your paintings are really beautiful ! and this last one is just wonderful ! colors and light are gorgeous !
Wish you a happy weekend Liz

hmuxo said...

First, Congratulations, Liz!! So well deserved. Your recent painting is gorgeous with those wonderful colors. Love them all.

Coni said...

I really really love your pictures :) I draw and paint too and I hope be like you :)

Becky said...

The first painting looks like a photograph! Love the little old ladies! Cricket anyone? Is that what the boys are playing? Are you on Facebook by any chance?

Sometimes... a common route said...

I love your work. Loveeee them! I am so glad i came through your blog, your work is a great inspiration. :)

Jane said...

All gorgeous, but my favorite is the house. Just love it! Your use of color is just amazing!

anandhirajan said...

Hi liz, this is my first visit to your blog I found your painting absolutely stunning I liked all your paintings
Keep going
anandhirajan
www.anandhirajansartsncrafts.blogspot.com

Marie Theron said...

Well done, Liz! You are so good with people and of course the painting of the very Cape door, white walls, pergola and heritage details is a firm favourite!

r garriott said...

Love your lovely ladies! such wonderful expressions on their faces.

deepazartz said...

Hello Liz

First time here thru Arti's blog. It's really nice to see your paintings. I feel you truly deserve it! The first one is an absolute stunner. The other two are also no less. Love their expression.
Loved the boy near the beach painting...fab one too.

Wishes and Regards
Deepa from Dubai
http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

deepazartz said...

Adding you to my bloglist, Liz:)
Have a Great Day!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Prabal, I'm going to take today off to visit you and everyone else. Thank you my friend.


Gosh Katherine, thank you for the lovely compliment.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Carol - by the way, I did sell the two old ladies!


Dear Saundra, thank you. You are such an inspiring person.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Shelley, thank you and please contact me when you're in Cape Town. When in May are you coming because I'm hoping to go to Sweden at the end of May - would love to see you.


My two favourite French Bulldogs - bless you both and thank you for your visit.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Ramesh - what a lovely comment! Thank you so much.


Thank you so much Maree and I will try to be more regular from now on.

Art with Liz said...

Thanks so much Sue.


And thank you Conservatively! It's a typical Cape country house with thatch roof and grape vines.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Vanessa - it was a beautiful Autumn morning and the light was just perfect!


Wow Rob I really appreciate that. I am still battling with the plein air thing though - one day, one day ...

Art with Liz said...

Merci Marty (Kris) for being so kind and generous with your photos and your lovely comments.


Thank you so much Hilda!

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Coni, when I visited your blog I didn't see any paintings, just beautiful photographs. Thank you for visiting me.


Wow Becky, when you said it looked like a photograph, I had to check myself. I paint quite big canvases, so when they are reduced to this small size, they do look more photographic. The first one is an 18x24". And cricket season is here again, so hope to get lots more pics of the 'men in white'. Facebook, yes I am, but never go there - oops.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Sometimes .. I think we inspire each other all the time.


Thank you so much Jane - and I love your lovely loose way of working with watercolours.

Art with Liz said...

Hello Anand an thank you so much. Unfortunately I couldn't access your blog which is sad, because I always like to see others work.


Hi there Marie! Of course you'd know that house and stable door anywhere - so typical Cape. It's in McGregor and the vines were gorgeously Autumnal.

Art with Liz said...

I so appreciate that coming from you R. The two old dears was the only one I sold.


Hi there Deepaz and thanks for the visit and the lovely comment.

Dean H. said...

Congratulations on the three entries, Liz! Certainly no small feat.
While all are beautiful,I especially like the commanding light in the first one!
It's great to have you back!

Marian Fortunati said...

WOW Liz!! You put a lot of work into that and it's fabulous that you were so successful... ALL THREE accepted and one with a special acknowledgement is really exceptional!!!

YAY.... MY favorite is the top one... I like them all but the top one is just gorgeous!!!!

Hope the whole show was a successful one for everyone.

Alex York said...

gorgeous painting! you're talented :)

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Tweedles -- that's me said...

I came to say hi and take a look at your beautiful site. Oh how we love looking at your art work.
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BrandNewStudio said...

Excellent Works
Good Creations

MissSultana said...

Oh wow!!! since i was a kid i really wanted to learn paintingg :D You are on my inspiration list! <3

I love it so muchh!!

padmaja said...

It is an incredible one, the aura of the place is very much felt through your work, Liz, I also loved your latest post..
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