February 12, 2014

Strawberry Festival Art Show


 
The annual Strawberry Festival starts in 2 weeks. 
 Plant City, Florida is known for it's strawberry farms.  People come from all over to be at the festival.. Of course more than strawberries are there. It's from Feb. 27 - Mar. 9. 
Our art guild puts on an art show, which I've participated for the past 2 years and again this year.
 This year I was asked to donate a painting for the raffle which benefits a scholarship that we support.. So above is my donation. I hope it goes to a good home.. I painted it a couple years ago.. it's matted and in a 16x20" frame.
As for an entry into the judged show I'll be putting in 'Prima' the  ballerina girl. While I'm at it I'm posting another finished piece that I did recently .. (below)

A young Jamaican girl.. I believe I found the photo on Wet Canvas, one of the copyright free sites for artists.. I have another site that I use and can never remember which one .   BJ
 

8 comments:

  1. Man Girl, you are getting better and better! Charge top dollar for these, I promise they will sell faster!

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  2. Jerry my dear friend, I can always count on you for those encouraging words.. Wish you were my agent.

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  3. Two lovely pieces Joan! good luck with the show? Your donated painting is generous and will be a treasured prize for receiver

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  4. Two lovely 'people' paintings. Hope the show goes well. Strawberries in February - oh my!

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  5. Every piece speaks to your fine hand, Barbra Joan. I bet that donation piece sells for a handsome price too. Your latest piece is stellar and I love her expression.

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  6. You are a master of painting and drawing people. The donation request says it all.

    Every time i so a piece of art of the Bay area, i think of you and wish you could be here.

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  7. Beautiful BJ good luck at the show.. I know you will do well. love and hugs,Diana

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  8. Dear BJ - what a superb portrait of the Jamaican girl. You are good my friend. I also love the little boy and girl you are donating. So beautiful and sweet too. Hope you have wonderful success at your art show. Take care.

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