Sunday, September 13, 2009

Famous Friends and New Florals

Garden Blooms
Oil on Canvas
Nancy Medina Art

Angela Elledge (left) and Carolyn Weinman of IAA
Irving Art Association Pet Art Show

My favorite pet portait artist Angela Elledge won first place for the Works on Canvas category in the Unconditional Love 1st Annual Pet Art Show in Irving today. I was tickled pink to be rubbing elbows with this celebrity whose award-winning painting "Mocha Rocks" sat in my living room for few days before the show where I could admire it before delivering it to the show for Angela.

My other painty pal Judy Mackey was also a big winner this evening, for her portrait "Bull". Judy won the Asel Art Supply Award of Excellence for her work and I got to accept the ribbon on her behalf! *flashbulbs popping, paparazzi everywhere* Judy's gigantic ribbon and gift certificate are on my mantel. I promised Judy I wouldn't spend all her loot before she is able to pick it up, but I might have to pin her sparkley ribbon on my T-shirt and prance around the studio with it on for a bit, just for the fun of it.

I am so proud of my painty lady friends, Angela and Judy. You can see their amazing and awarding winning works on their blogs. Please join me in congratulating these talented ladies!


Patty said...

nancy, you're a peach for supporting your artist friends so kindly. They're lucky to have you on their side!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Your picture sure is pretty!
Benny & Lily

A New England Life said...

Congratulations to you both! How wonderful to win an award!

Nancy, your Garden Blooms is beautiful. Inspired by plants on your own back deck???

Manon said...

Love your painting Nancy!! I only know Judy so... congrats to her!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Nancy your painting is awsome! What beauty.
And your Artist friends should be congratulated, as they do spectacular work. Yes they do!

Autumn Leaves said...

Congratulations Angela and Judy!! Well deserved prizes indeed! Nancy, I love this piece of your's so very much. It looks like your little puggly friends were having a field day amongst your potted plants! That is how I choose to imagine it and it just simply makes me smile!

artbykarieann said...

love the painting as always Nancy.

Unknown said...

Hi ladies, thank you so much. I forgot to mention how big the turnout was for the pet art show reception despite terrible rainy weather here in Dallas. Angela won the most prestigious category for works on canvas and I wish you could have seen her painting in person. It was amazing.
Garden Blooms was a conglomeration of some plants on my deck, and others from photos I've taken over the past year. And of course, the puggies helped, so they all contribute commentary throughout the project, such as "mom, can you put down the brush so we can have a snack now...?"
xxooo said...

Love your new painting Nancy. I will go visit the award winners and congratulate them.

Unknown said...

Texas is filled with talented and gorgeous ladies it seems! I might have to have you bottle the water and send it out to Cali...

It's so nice to see friendship and talent together. HUGS!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi nancy!
oh what fun! congratulations to all of your wonderful friends!

i LOVE your new painting!

what a great post!

Art with Liz said...

Great painting Nancy and well done to y'all!

Unknown said...

Hey Nancy- thank you so much for your post and taking care of the award! And Patricia is right - You are a peach!!
luv ya - Judy

Angela Elledge said...

I agree with Patricia & Judy, you are a peach; thank you for the write-up, hauling my painting over to the show, & sharing all of your trade art secrets & successes...I owe you big time! Take care. Angela

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Nancy!

Garden Blooms is lovely!

And thanks for sharing links to the others, what great talent.