Monday, November 26, 2007

International Artist Magazine Competition

I really had to see it to believe it - and today, the new issue of International Artist arrived in my stack of mail. Wow. Gulp. I'm officially a "Finalist" in the competition for "People & Figures", my painting "Strictly Pedestrian" was chosen as one of the featured pieces in the Dec/Jan issue. How cool is that?

If you don't have a copy handy, you can see the winners on their website by clicking on 'art competitions' on the left column, find the link 'past winners in all categories' then choose 'challenge 42' in the scroll bar. If you'd like a larger view of my painting, click here to go to my website page.

35 comments:

Alvin Richard said...

Congratulations! It is well earned.

Mona Diane Conner said...

Karin,

Congratulations! May I say also, as a long-standing New Yorker, wow did you ever capture it for Times Square and how it feels! This is a superb painting.
Notwithstanding that I am inspired by every painting you do, I congratulate you also just on the level of how much this scene and how you painted it brings me overwhelming joy in how I respond. I wish it were not already sold! How about considering some giclees?

Mona Diane Conner said...

Karin,

P.S., forgot to add, I got that it was Times Square even
before I looked at the description on your web page!

kay Crain said...

Karin,
Awesome news. I've entered their competitions before but have never won. That's amazing out of the hundreds or maybe even thousands of entries they get.
Well done!
K

Barbie Bud said...

I think it only surprises you. We that watch your blog know they got it right. Congrats! Barb

Danny Griego said...

Wow, that's awesome! Very deserving and the painting looks fantastic.

Jo Castillo said...

That is just super, Karin. Congratulations! Fabulous painting. You deserve it!

Jo

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Congratulations Karin, that's awesome. You truely deserve it.

This Painting Life said...

That is very cool as you say, congratulations!

Gaylynn said...

Congratulations!! I enjoy your work and I am not surprised that you made the finals of this competition. You not only create an image that people relate to you feel each brush stroke that you made to complete the painting. Your work truly keeps me excited about painting.
Gaylynn

Edward B. Gordon said...

congratulations Karin !!!

Michelle Smith said...

Congratulations!

Love the backlighting on this painting! Good job.

Mark Davis said...

Wow, fantastic! You totally deserve it!

Diane Cutter said...

Congratulations! Your work is beautiful, well-crafted, inspiring, and certainly worth recognition at the top levels...

Sheila Vaughan said...

Congratulations Karin - that is an absolutely super painting!

muddy red shoes said...

wow...brilliant and very well done, I subscribe to that magazine too and am very impressed ( think you should have been first actually) excellent and great!

n. rhodes harper said...

Bravo! You are so deserving of this. Congratulations Karin.

Kelley MacDonald said...

I have been waiting for this - it was bound to happen Karen! You have many, many fans. I wish you every success!

Bill Brauker said...

Doesn't surprise me. It is simply an amazing painting. Congratulations!

n warner said...

Karin
You rock! There you go electrifying an international review of your peers. Good on you! Nina

Georgette said...

Congratulations Karin, I wouldn't have doubted your success in a New York minute!

Dana Marie said...

Congrats! Absolutely deserved...simply gorgeous piece!

linda lucas hardy said...

I feel like I'm doing this to you again...

I was at the book store yesterday and bought the November 2007 issue of the American art Collector. While flipping through it I noticed your painting, "A Grey Area". It was being used to advertise the 17th annual Small Works Show. I'd tell you what page but I can't find a silly page number. It's in a section called Upcoming Shows State by State and it's on the last page of that segment. There's a Gloria Gaddis add on the next page.

If you don't have a copy you'd better hurry and get one. The December issues will be out shortly.

Linda
www.lindahardy.com

linda lucas hardy said...

I feel like I'm doing this to you again...

I was at the book store yesterday and bought the November 2007 issue of the American art Collector. While flipping through it I noticed your painting, "A Grey Area". It was being used to advertise the 17th annual Small Works Show. I'd tell you what page but I can't find a silly page number. It's in a section called Upcoming Shows State by State and it's on the last page of that segment. There's a Gloria Gaddis add on the next page.

If you don't have a copy you'd better hurry and get one. The December issues will be out shortly.

Linda
www.lindahardy.com

Andreeva Portrait Academy said...

Congratulations Karin, you deserve it!

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indiaartist said...

congratuations!

You have captured that urban morning moment so well that you deserved this success. I liked this as much as I like your single figure small paintings. I love the light shining on the street.
Thanks for posting.
Manjiree

A Reason to Paint said...

Congratulations Karin your painting is a worthy contender - fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karin,
I love your style and brush strokes! I noticed you use the same brush to get those beautiful strokes,and merely vary the width by turning the brush. Brilliant!
Would you mind sharing the type of brush you use?
Thanks..love your work
karen

ming said...

Congadulations! this pieces is really interesting, love the lighting and the texture of the floor.

would love to see the original

Terry Miura said...

Awesome! Congratulations - you deserve it. Kick ass painting!!

Tracy said...

Woo Hoooo! So well deserved, congrats! As per Ming, would love to see it in person.

We cheer for you!

Katherine said...

Karin - very well done - that's really terrific!

I'm whoo-hooing too and also want to feature this in the 'congrats' section of my weekly "who's made a mark this week?" post.

Linda said...

Yes! I saw it and recognized your name immediately! HUGE congratulations. :-)

DBP said...

Hi Karin,
Congrats! I had a painting featured in the book published in 2004 on the 100 Ways to Paint People and Figures by International Artist.
Nice painting as always!
Dennis Poirier