Guess what? Something wonderful happened last night.
My painting 'Raina' won "Best in Show" at the Orlando Museum of Art's 1st Thursdays @ Orlando Museum of Art exhibition "Feminine Vision". I am extremely humbled. The quality of the artwork in the exhibition was exceptional.
Congratulations to John Baker for winning "Honorable Mention", and Fania Pena for winning the "People’s Choice Award".
See the story of my winning painting here: http://www.robertshirk.com/gallery/portraits/raina.html
Guess what? Something wonderful happened last night. My painting 'Raina' won "Best in Show" at the Orlando Museum of...Posted by Robert Shirk on Thursday, March 5, 2020
I just finished this painting.
A couple years ago I came across this photo of a friend of a friend on Facebook, Spencer Lopez. She is a professional makeup artist in Las Vegas. The image immediately captivated me. I wanted to paint it. I asked Spencer, and she said "paint me any time!!!!!"
See how this painting is moving me closer to true Pointillism here.
A couple years ago I came across a few photos of a friend of a friend on Facebook, Raina Trimble. She has such a beautiful mysterious face, and her style immediately brought to mind the delightful character animator Richard Williams created for the Disney film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'.
Yesterday the Lovely Loleita and I had a grand'ol time visiting with all the artists participating in the opening reception of the "2020 Annual Members Show" at the Art League of Daytona Beach. The main gallery was packed with some fantastic artwork. The artists were waiting in anticipation of who will win the $500 Best in Show award.
Thank you judge Mary Ann Beckwith for doing a wonderful job. Congratulations to all the winners, and to Trish Beckham for winning the $500 Best in Show award for her beautiful painting 'Stormy Sea'. I have included the top 4 winners artwork as well as some of my favorites. Your mileage may very. Also my painting 'Warhol's Marilyn - Dotted!' won an award too.