Monday, September 12, 2011

Ethan Awarded First Place in Oils

I am thrilled to announce that my portrait of Ethan has been awarded First Place - Oils at the Richeson 75: International Figure Portrait Exhibition. The juror was esteemed portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler, and I am so honored that he selected my piece and wrote the following:

"Portraying a child is most difficult. I think Holly Bedrosian's painting of Ethan is very successful. Most importantly, there is a child-like innocense and simplicity about the young boy. The painting is sensitive, and while modest, has a sincerity and good paint quality. The polo shirt and its horizontal patterns are subdued and intelligently rendered. A fine interpretation, convincingly handled."

The show goes on through November 4 at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, WI.


sue said...

Very well deserved!!!

Congratulations - your work is inspirational

Sophie said...

That is just brilliant and so well deserved. Congratulations, you must be over the moon. It is a fabulous portrait. Enjoy the fame!

Teresa Mallen said...

Congratulations Holly, and I completely agree with the comments made by the juror! :-)

Peggi Habets said...

Fantastic! Congratulations, Holly.

Peggi Habets said...

Fantastic! Congratulations, Holly.