Thursday, October 22, 2009

This painting found a home



I've been gone for two weeks taking care of some family business so haven't gotten to post anything new.  I did sell this painting just as I got it back from the Pearl Museum show of award winning paintings from the Watercolor Society of Houston's International show.  I guess "everyone loves a winner" isn't just a saying!  It made me very happy considering that I wasn't able to work for two weeks.

11 comments:

Sheila said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news.

Manon Doyle said...

That's terrific news!! Congrats!! Btw.... beautiful painting!!

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Thanks Sheila, it was a ray of sunshine in the storm.

Hi Manon, thanks, and thanks for the complement. I'm working on doing paintings that I like instead of just doing paintings of things I like. This was kind of a break through painting for me.

Ayame said...

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Donna B said...

Congratulations!!! I would be doing back flips if I sold anything!!! Your painting is so intriguing...the orange outfit pops out and grabs you in and then you are captivated as you wonder who she is looking at, or what she is thinking....

Donna B said...

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Tonya Vollertsen said...

Thanks Ayame, I'll check it out. I don't have any prints though, just originals.

Hey Donna B, Thanks, I think anyone is pretty happy when they have a sale especially to someone who seems to really be excited about their acquisition. So you're not alone there. Thanks for the compliment and feedback!

Nick said...

Unfortunately, not my home! Congratulations on the award and the sale. This looks like you might be a fan of Betsy Stroud's work.
Yes, paintings you like...I get it, I concur.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Hey Nick, welcome back to this side of the pond! Thanks again for all the great photos of your show you posted on your blog. What a wonderful opportunity for you and congrats on the workshop offers etc.!
Thanks for the congrats and the really nice compliment! I googled Betsy Stroud but only found a few images of collage abstracts with lots of playing cards included. I will continue to look as I haven't quite seen the connection as yet. Thanks for stopping by!

sam said...

Well done Tonya! A lovely painting )

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Thanks Sam! I really like your new painting too. You have such a wonderful understanding of how to paint animals.

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