Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Rookery

This part Saturday I had a busy day - from 9 AM until almost 7 PM receiving for the Pastel Society of New Jersey's juried art show, and then helping to hang the show. I entered my painting 'The Old Farm Pantry' which I was pretty happy with, and I was so bummed that it got juried out of the show. :-(

I brought it to art class tonight to ask for a critique from Christina to see what was wrong with it, but she liked it! Said she thought it was a charming painting with nothing at all wrong with it and could not see why it had been kicked out of the show, and told me not to give up on it as she liked it a lot. . Why couldn't the judge have liked it also?

Of the 6 of us working at the PSNJ show on Saturday, 3 of us had our paintings rejected! Maybe working at the show is unlucky, LOL.

Anyway it was fun and refreshing to get back to art class tonight, and I worked on this painting which is taken from a reference photo I took at the Great Gaspe Pifflefest in 2005. This was just past the Perce Rock on our way to the Ile de Bonaventure. Bonaventure is home to an incredibly vast breeding colony of Northern Gannets, but on the way there, all along Perce Rock itself, there were dozens and dozens of cormorant. I loved it there!

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