Pastel Journal "Creative Spark" Runner Up

"Le Petit Déjeuner Bleu" 5" x 5" Sold

Today I found out that my online submission to The Pastel Journal's Blog for the "Creative Spark" was selected as a "Runner Up"! I am thrilled is an understatement! My submission is the "Color Study #5" which I have since named "Le Petit Déjeuner Bleu". In the February Issue of The Pastel Journal was a challenge to submit a painting that generates visual energy by developing an entire painting with a certain type of stroke. I used broken color strokes to let the underpainting peek through the blue strokes. It will be entered into the Pittock Mansion "Shadow & Light" Art show that will be up for display this March. This little piece is sure gettin' the publicity!

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Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations Brenda! Well-deserved!

I really am attracted to the broken color technique that you have used on some of your pieces. All your work is excellent, but there's just something about them that is exciting.

2/9/08, 9:50 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks Cindy!
I'm so thrilled it was selected and posted! It's my hope that my work will get out there and be recognized!

2/9/08, 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, this is a beautiful piece. Sara Mathewson (my wife) and I have been going over your blog for the last couple of days and you've inspired her to get her pastels out again.

2/11/08, 6:15 AM  
Blogger Sara Mathewson said...

Congratulations Brenda!

I love this piece. I really like the way you used broken color strokes. You are an inspiration!

2/13/08, 3:01 PM  
Blogger Kris Cahill said...

Congratulations to you Brenda! I love your work, your colors, and that you show the piece in progress in many posts. Beautiful!

I come to you by way of Chris O'Byrne's Online Arts Marketing blog, and am happy I found you.

Kris Cahill

2/15/08, 11:35 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love your work! I found you from Chris's blog and am sitting here in amazement. Love the color, texture and feelings of your work. I'll be back for sure and I am adding you to myu blog roll to better keep up with your inspiring work!

2/15/08, 11:46 AM  
Blogger Joy Logan said...

I also got here from Chris's site...your art is stunning! I'll be back for sure.

2/15/08, 4:08 PM  
Blogger dianeclancy said...

Hi Brenda,

I can see why Chris featured you today!! Your work is gorgeous!!

Congrats on your submission!!

~ Diane Clancy

2/15/08, 7:14 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks for all your nice notes about my work. I'm so glad I can share it with you through a blog...
And a huge thanks to Chris O'byrne for the glowing review and posting my site! Hugs to you all!

2/16/08, 9:54 AM  
Blogger Fannie said...

Congratulations! A beautiful piece.

2/18/08, 6:57 AM  

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