Monday, March 28, 2011


This morning I mailed off my digital submissions to the North East Prize Show at the Cambridge Art Association. I decided to submit both a watercolor and encaustic painting, 2 entries allowed. The entries must be received by April 15 and I will be on vacation beginning April 1 so I wanted to do this before I got lost in vacation mode. I won't hear until the end of April if I was accepted.

"Storm Wave", 16 x 20 encaustic painting

"Howling at the Moon", 30 x 22 watercolor painting

I am excited to share that I will be going to Italy at the end of the week... with my primary focus being on the food, the wine, the people, and of course the landscapes. I have packed both watercolor and soft pastels and am not sure if I will spend time creating when I am there but I would feel terrible if I was inspired and without supplies. The past few months have been incredibly busy for me and this vacation has been the light at the end of the work tunnel.

Fino a quando ci incontreremo di nuovo, ciao!


  1. Italy... how exciting!

    Best of luck with your entries. I love 'Howling'. It took me a little while to find the wolf, very cleverly done.

  2. Thanks, Deborah... looking forward to some down time. Good luck with your workshop this weekend, too.

  3. Both of these are gorgeous! I hope they both go in the show.
    Have a grand time in Italy! You deserve it!!! I can't wait to hear all about it.

  4. I really like both of these but I especially like the encaustic and how you've created such a sense of depth.
    Enjoy Italy. I'm jealous. Just thinking about that wonderful pasta makes me so hungry (it really is better there).

  5. Thanks, Pam. I was allowed to submit 2 works but only 1 could possibly be accepted and I am not going to be holding my breathe~ that's just the reality of big regional juried shows.

    Nancy, the pasta is just the tip of the iceberg! I had wanted to try to loose a few pounds before leaving but that didn't go as planned... oh well!

  6. A couple of my favs. Good luck getting one of them into the show. Have fun in Italy. 'See' you when you get back...


  7. Both pieces are beautiful, Robin, and I wish you luck in being juried in. I know you will have a great time in Italy. Wish I could go too!

  8. These are both wonderful; I'd have trouble picking just one. Enjoy Italy!

  9. Looking forward to seeing your huge heart when I get back too, Don.

    Thanks, Sherry, I will be taking lots of photos to share when I am back.

    Definitely will do, Hallie! Although the weather forecast sounds like a big noreaster is on the way just in time for my flight departure.