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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bold Brush FAV 15% finalist - September 2010

"Peruvian Schoolboy"
Oil on Linen - 20 x 16"

I'm pleased to announce that one of my recent Peruvian portraits was selected as a Fav 15% finalist in September's Bold Brush Painting Competition. This is a terrific monthly online art competition that attracts some of the finest artists painting today.

Entering competitions is a great way to get you looking at your work critically, it keeps you raising your bar, and it helps build that thick skin we artists so benefit from. The more comfortable you get with both acceptance and rejection in juried shows, the clearer it becomes how subjective the process is, and the less knocked for a loop you are when your masterpiece isn't selected.

If you haven't yet, I encourage you to enter an image in the upcoming months, it's a great opportunity for exposure and a chance to win some dough as well!


  1. This painting is flawless. I love the blue left in the upper corner, the highlights on his shirt sleeve. I could go on and on. Congrats!

  2. Congratulations Liz
    Wise words too - as have some of your previous posts been about the more practical aspects of our practice. Well done,

  3. Another wonderful painting. Congratulations.

  4. Congratulations Liz! This is a wonderful and well deserved honour. This is so beautifully painted. What I love most about it is the parts you left unfinished, like the end of his tie and that blue piece behind his head. You don't notice those at first but that's part of what creates your beautifully painterly style.

  5. Thanks guys! This was a larger piece done from a study Nancy Crookston helped me with in her Scottsdale workshop this spring. (just search it in my search bar if you want to see the study and read about the workshop).

  6. Congratulations...and so well deserved. What a gorgeous painting. Those blues are exquisite!

    Thanks for the encouragement. Definitely something to think about.

  7. Such a beautiful piece, what attracted me to your work. And so true what you say, we must be proactive and get out there:)

  8. This is really lovely Liz -congratulations on your award!