Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Friday, June 7, 2013

First Place Piece

"Summer Lullaby" 
Original oil painting, 14"x11"
©2009 Diana Moses Botkin


The opening last week of the Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts in Joseph, Oregon was a splendid event with wine tasting and other treats. I was pleased to learn that this original of mine was awarded First Place.

The next night was the quick draw, which was a good fun challenge. I'll try to post a photo soon of my small landscape painting that was purchased that night. I also sold another piece at the show.

Joseph is quite an artsy town, although it is a small community at the end of the trail. Valley Bronze, a world-class sculpture foundry, is located in town. The main street is lined with life-size sculptures by well-known artists cast at the foundry and the galleries in town show many more sculptural pieces in various sizes as well as paintings. My favorite piece among the many wonderful bronzes along the walk downtown is “All Around Cowboy” by Austin Barton. 

10 comments:

David Patterson said...

Congrats, Diana...wonderful painting!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thank you, David. Happy painting!

Ruth Andre said...

Diana, This is a very special painting. I am so happy it has been awarded.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

This blows me away, Diana. It has everything a painting should have. A keen and perceptible quality of painting skills and an emotional content. Congratulations on your well deserved award.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thank you, Ladies, for your encouraging comments.

I'm very pleased about the blue ribbon, Ruth.

Julie, I really appreciate your kind observations.

Shirley Fachilla said...

Truly a wonderful painting. I often don't connect with modern takes on the madonna mother/child, but this is exceptional. The emotion implicit in the piece is so very real.
And the technical level is sky high.

hmuxo said...

I've been on vacation, and I'm trying to catch up on my blogging!!! Congratulations on your award, Diana...this piece is fantastic and you deserve it!!!!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Shirley and Hilda, thank you for your very kind and encouraging remarks. They have made my day!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award, Diana! This is such a sensitively beautiful painting - I adore it!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thanks so much, Susan! I appreciate your comments a lot.