"The Cat Show" exhibit at Pinnell Gallery in Fallbrook, California opened today, June 6, 2015.
During the artists' reception, my painting,
"Shades of Blue", was awarded Best in Show. So exciting!
Thank you to the Pinnell Gallery and the judges for this honor. After the reception, we came home and hugged my little model, kitty Cash.
Originally, there were three paintings ready for the show. One of the three paintings, "Come Fly with Me", sold before the show. Three paintings had been committed to the show so I had to scramble and create a new painting to take the place of the one that sold.
I had a number of reference photos of my bluepoint Siamese cat, Cash, from a few years ago. No painting is ever rushed, so I took my time with this third painting - which is titled, "Shades of Blue." This painting was one that really drew me in while it was being painted and I had to make myself stop when it was completed. Sometimes I keep fiddling when that is no longer
Some things are just meant to be.
Thank you again to the gallery and judges.