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Weekly Contest Addendum

Huge apologies to Karen Winters — I filed her contest entry in the wrong folder, and neglected to post it with the rest of this week’s entries. This also means that Karen wasn’t even “in the running” (though I had acknowledged receipt). I’m so sorry, Karen! This is a casualty of the bird-brain induced by my current circumstances — hopefully not to be repeated.

Karen’s submissions (both are oil on canvas): “This painting was created specifically to represent the idea of hope, using a landscape as a metaphor. The title ‘Blue Skies Ahead’ refers to the song of the Depression Era, ‘Blue Skies,’ which helped lift people’s spirits in the midst of a time of financial disaster. I believe that art, like music, can be restorative and healing, and that it can communicate themes that will soothe the soul.”

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“‘Blue Skies Ahead’ is a new painting, done just a few months ago after our November trip to the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains in California, at a time when the financial markets were mid-descent. For me, clearing skies, sunsets and sunrises represent optimism, resilience and a positive approach to life. And now, my hope is that someone will add this to their collection as some did the painting below, named ‘Brighter Tomorrows.'”
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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. georgiageis #

    These are beautiful.

    January 28, 2009
  2. cathy #

    these are lovely, karen! ‘nothin but blue skies from now on’ is a lot like the feelings we have as a nation around the inauguration…very apt.

    January 28, 2009
  3. karen, these are beautiful! the second one looks a lot like some of the marshland new my home.

    January 28, 2009
  4. These are so so beautiful!

    January 28, 2009
  5. I just love your use of color.

    January 29, 2009
  6. Thanks, everyone!

    No problem, Miranda – that happens to me all the time. We all have so many things to keep track of these days – in real world and on our hard disks. And computers were supposed to simplify our lives, right? Riiiiiight.

    Kelly, where is your new home? Yes, this is marshland … Batiquitos Lagoon near Carlsbad, California. I can hardly wait to paint it again.

    January 29, 2009

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