You will see that I added the award in the right frame, along with my seven favorite things related to art. Now I am passing the award along to seven artists that I admire (some who, like some winners of Oscars, might already have received this award from others):
Nancy Eaton Dunnelon
"Flirtatious Peonies" was the first piece I started in Annelein Beukenkamp's workshop. It was done from one of her photos and I spent about 45 minutes in class. I went back yesterday and today to complete the piece. The title comes from a poem written by one of the artists in attendance who read it to us. The poem created an image of peonies as the flirts of the flower world. I wish I could recall the artist's name as she could paint with words and watercolors -- very multi-talented. This piece is much more highly saturated color than "Glamorous Peonies," thus I think the title fits it well. I find myself more fond of the supporting actor in the right corner than the star at center.