Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bold Brush Painting Contest Finalist


I just returned from a weekend in Boston, where I co-taught a workshop on Acrylic techniques using the full line of Golden products. It was a long weekend - but tons of fun. When I finally got home (a 7 hour ordeal) and was checking my emails, I saw that I was chosen as a finalist in the "Bold Brush Painting Competition". The category I won was "Outstanding Acrylic". I entered on a last minute whim... and must admit I felt really daunted when I saw the 600+ other images I was "competing" against - for the most part, very high quality work. I won a $350 prize - awesome!
Posted here is the painting I entered. I worked from a really blurry photo I took with my cell phone while on the subway. I just had to capture this New York moment - clearly the guy in the foreground had one LONG day. I know the feeling, buddy... this is exactly what I looked like today in the course of my car, bus, train, bus then taxi ride home. (hmmm, I hope there wasn't an artist with a cell phone sitting across from me!) For anyone who wants to see the winners in the show, here is the link: http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/winners/42.
Bronx Bound (SOLD)
Acrylic on Canvas, 24x24" (Sold)

4 comments:

Denise Rose said...

How exciting Patti! Great news and well deserved honor for you!

Patti Mollica said...

thanks Denise! Another one of the finalists was Jennifer McChristian - one of my favorite artists. Carol Marine mentioned in her workshop that she had taken a WS with JC over the summer. I've been meaning to do the same sometime...

Jerry Stocks said...

Patti, this is great news and the painting is also great.

Angie said...

Patti Congratulations that is awesome! great painting !