Monday, September 29, 2008

People's Choice

I just learned that my painting that won Best of Show in Puyallup, also won the People's Choice award every day of the 3 week show there. And it also sold.

Animals in Montana

I just got back from 8 days at a wildlife photo shoot in Montana that was amazing. We shot for 4 days, barbary lion, tiger, grizzlies, black bear, wolves, black leopard, cougar, red fox, porcupine, skunk, raccoon, pine marten, bobcat...all were very well trained and loose in the wilderness with us just feet away. They ran and leaped out of trees, wolves howling on a rock with mountains behind them, tiger running right at us, grizzly bear swimming in a river, all with gorgeous backgrounds and beautiful lighting early morning and late evening. I can't wait to start painting! I highly recommend Troy and Tracy Hyde's "Animals in Montana" photo shoot in Bozeman.

My little Hallie dog got to see a lot of new critters from her perch in the van where my friend and her little dog were watching it all from! Hallie says they grow cats really big in Montana...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sueellen Ross

We went to the awards ceremony last night for the Best of Show my painting won (very nice event!!!) and got to meet one of my all time favorite artists, Sueellen Ross. She is so gracious and so nice and I was in awe to see that many of her originals together at one time. Absolutely gorgeous and inspiring work. She was nice enough to hold my Hallie for a photo. So Hallie gets to add Sueellen Ross to her life list of photos I've taken of artists holding her, along with Terry Isaac and Dan Smith. (not to mention Rickie Lee Jones the singer!)