Friday, July 9, 2010

Near Mitchell - Oregon

This is one of the images I've entered in the OPA Western Regional Show - I enter every year but haven't gotten in, a story so many artists understand. The competition is intense and the artists who do get in are at the top of their game. I do it because it keeps me motivated to push myself into better and better work, to not be satisfied with what I've done before, and if I ever do get in I will then know that all this work is only starting to pay off. I doubt if I will ever paint at the level I aspire to, but that doesn't stop me from constantly working toward that goal.

7 comments:

Tadeusz Deregowski said...

It is a very good painting. YOu should be happy however well you do in the competition

Anthony Duce said...

The painting is wonderful. it should be in the show.

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Karen Martin Sampson said...

This is a super painting and I will be quite surprised if you don't get in. Unfortunately it is all so subjective and you can't tell what the jurors are thinking or what sort of "look" they want for the show as a whole - so many variables go into being chosen or not. I long ago gave up being upset about rejections or overly enthralled by acceptance - just keep doing the work!

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