Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I've Received a Blog Award!

Sara Jacobs Chambers has honored me with this special " I love your art blog" award! As the recipient, I have to list seven things that I love and then pass the award on to seven other artists whose blogs I admire. (See who they are below.) Thank you, Sara! I truly appreciate it.

Sara is a wonderful artist who resides in New Mexico. She uses pastels, oils and other media to produce vivid , bright and bold colorful compositions. Today I saw on her blog the most delicate of floral images that were just wonderful. See them for yourself at Sara J Chambers Art and Philosophy. I will add her site to my links and perhaps she will do the same for me!

So... seven things I love:
1. My family, my dogs, and special friends.
2. Beautiful art.
3. Painting snow.
4. Living in the North Georgia Mountains.
5. Learning.
6. Yarn.
7. Writing.

My first award will go to California artist Sadie Jernigan Valeri. I have watched her develop as an artist only through her blog for a long time now. I love the beautiful classical work she is doing and reading her informative and interesting posts, and I admire her pursuit of excellence through extensive study with many of today's top artists and contemporary masters. Kudos to Sadie.

The second will go to Indiana artist, Jacqueline Gnott, whose highly praised and poetic watercolor floral paintings have graced my emails and given me pause on more than one occasion to marvel at the beauty of her work. She also has a good sense of humor and, through her blog, I've also learned that she really loves her dogs! Thank you, Jacqueline, for your daily inspiration.

I will dole out my third award to United Kingdom artist, Paul Foxton, whose blog/website (not sure which it is, but I am subscribed to it) I came across quite by accident when he had done a painting of an old iron that was so very well done. More than that, I found that this man writes so much and so well about the process of his art, about the ruminations of his mind as he is learning or realizing new things about drawing or painting, and about methodolgy, technique and theory that I am enthralled. I have never seen an artist's site where there are more reader comments! Thank you, Paul, for all your insight!

Number Four shall go to Katherine Tyrell of the U.K. for an incredibly informative blog filled to the brim with information that is thought provoking as well as informative and useful. Links on this site have taken me in many different directions, to new sites and some previously undiscovered communication wonders of the internet. Be sure to visit Making a Mark. I promise, you will not be sorry!

Karin Jurick of Atlanta, GA gets my vote for a blog that is a marketing marvel. I have been following her blog for about two years now. Karin is steadfast in her painting (she is as prolific a painter as I've ever seen), the quality of her work is consistently top-notch, she markets herself (vis-a-vis her paintings) fantastically well, she has gotten into several top galleries in a very short period of time, she has acquired a great following and her blog is well done and published almost daily! As for her work, it is executed in intense color with a mimum of strokes and is always eye-catching!

Well, I am lacking two blog awards, but will have to get to them when I have a little more time.
I should mention that I do not personally know the above artists nor do they know me. They have just caught and kept my interest for a long while.

And now I'm off to the studio for what I hope will be a full day if painting!

1 comment:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Thank you so much for the award Pat

I'm afraid I stopped participating in these memes at the point when it seemed like I'd never get round to writing the blog posts that people like if I didn't! Plus there's only so much I can write about myself!

I hope people see what I like and appreciate on other people's blogs in my regular 'who's made a mark this week?' post each Sunday.

BTW I agree about Jacqueline, Karin and Paul and I'm now off to check out Sadie's blog which is new to me!