Sunday, September 25, 2011

September Virtual Paintout

This is my contribution to the September Virtual Paintout.  This month's location is New Orleans.  I chose this image to paint because I like to ride my bike(s) but what really struck me as I explored the area using Google Street View was the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.  It was incredible to see the number of people who are still unable to live in their own houses, so instead, they live in trailers in front of their houses.  Entire neighborhoods  have trailers in front of their homes. You can't help but feel for those people. My heart goes out to them.

Here is the link to the location: Hampson at Burdette

Monday, September 19, 2011

Award Winner!

It wasn't very long ago that I posted this painting but the big news is that it won some awards!  Not only was this painting accepted into the Everyday Patterns show at Gallery Perth in Perth, Ontario, but it won an Award of Excellence and the Juror's Choice Award.  Sooo exciting for me!