Well almost the spotlight...
I'm happy to announce that my painting "The Lion Tamer, The Incognito Project" has been named a finalist in The Artist's Magazine's 28th Annual Competition, figure and portrait category.
They say that the model is half the success of a figure painting and I think Peggy proves that true. She was willing to play along and share her fierce side with me, a side that not many people see. She also has a great energy that was a joy to try and capture.
Here are a couple more posts about this painting, they include details of the painting and a painting I did of this model 8 years ago.
Here's the first Incognito Project announcement, a portrait series I've been working on since June 2010.
Here are all the posts about this Project.
You may see the paintings that are finished thus far on my website's Incognito Project Gallery.
Also...I'm launching a new email Terry Strickland Art Newsletter using mail chimp, if you didn't notice it on the sidebar you can subscribe here. The newsletter will be monthly, not too long but chock full of news about up-coming shows, new paintings in the works or fresh off the easel, workshops, possible teaching tips, art world musings and lots of pretty pictures :D