Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm a Winner!

I just found out that I won Juror's Choice Award for my painting "Easter Sunday," in the Traditional Category of the Third Annual Juried Art Show at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, which is on now until August 3, 2008.

















"Easter Sunday," oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches, 2007

21 comments:

Fulle Circle Productions said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you :)

Kristy Gordon said...

Thanks Jason!! :)

Marlo Meekins said...

congrats! wow ! what a huge image! i'm excited to see all the strokes, it's beautiful! I'm probably going to visit Toronto in the fall or late summer if you'd like a model! i can bring a gallon on orange paint.

Katie said...

Congrats, Kristy!!!!! :D

Kristy Gordon said...

Thanks Katie and Marlo!! Yaay! and that's awesome that you'll be in T.O. in the late summer or early fall!! I can't wait to meet you and this is gonna be awesome to paint you too!!! Thanks for saying you'd pose for me:) yyyayayayayayayay!

Marlo Meekins said...

I am excited! your work is amazing, it will be an honor. (yayyayayaya)

Kristy Gordon said...

eee! I'm geting more an more excited about this (if that's even possible!) Yeah, I totally can't wait!! THANKS AGAIN MARLO!!K

amir avni said...

Congrats, so much talent in one picture!

Kristy Gordon said...

Thanks Amir!

Okay, i keep trying to send you an email (to your sheridan account and everything) and it keeps being returned as undeliverable... should I just post your quesions with the answers up here? They were good questions! what do you think?

K

amir avni said...

If there's an Email god, He must hate me.
Sure Kristy, post 'em up here. Thanks!

jessica said...

Congratulations Kristy .. isn't this the second award this painting has won? Pretty cool!

trevor said...

Congrats! I was so taken by this painting when I first saw it -- by the expression especially, that it was a full ten minutes before I even noticed the cockatiel.

Now I can't help but notice him. Incredible! How do you scan things this big?

- trevor.

Kristy Gordon said...

THANKS JESSICA AND TREVOR!! And yeah, this painting actually won an award earlier this year too, in the National Art Premier, so yeah, this is actually the second award that it's won! :)

Hi Amir! haha, too bad about the email gods being against you too!! They are definitely against me as well! Anyway, here's the responses to your questions. They were all really good questions... lets just hope I don't have any trouble posting this or something now;) hehehe


A: My first question is: where should you start learning to paint? In drawing, the first principle would be construction and later perspective, what is the first fundamental of painting?

K: TONE is really the number one thing that a painter should focus on!(of course that's assuming that the drawing aspects are working - cuz obviously theyre reaaalllyy important in painting too;) even Leonardo said that he thought colour was secondary to tone:) It's said that as long as the tone is right, the colour doesn't really matter, and often that's pretty much true! Also, try to make sure that things stand out with tonal contrast, often times the most important things in the painting would stand out the most (this is especially useful to apply to background painting). also, most of the time the begnining painter struggles most with tone. They can get a colour pretty good, but not really the right lightness or darkness of the colur, and therefor their work lacks a sense of light and shape.... of course colour is important too:)

A: So far my paintings where mostly for school assignments, We're instructed to use gouache, but I also tried watercolor and ink-wash, would you suggest moving to a different medium?
Here's a post with some of the paintings I liked more: http://toonamir.blogspot.com/search/label/paints

K: Thats great that you're doing so well with gouache! I could never really get the hang of it! I think it's great to just try everything , and see what suits you, and so that you know how to get certain techniques, so you can use different ones in the same painting to achieve what you want. when layering that sorta thing do it with water colours and inks first (like a sky wash) then the acrylics or cell paints or whatever and then maybe some pencil crayon or pastel even.:) I bet you'd really like cell paints! and FW Inks! I've been getting into wax and stuff with my oil paintings these days, and yeah,I think it's just great to always be trying new materials:)

A: I think that the last one of Marlo as a mosquito is better than the previous because there's more depth to it and it feels warmer, I mixed all the colors, but its still mostly secondaries, I'm trying to think out of the "video box". The other paintings feel a bit pre-mature, I'd like to get more depth and warmth.

K: Yeah, your painting looks great! I think you could try getting even more colour variation into the main colours. for example in her red hair you could have the light area lean even more towards the yellow/orange side of things, and in the shadow side have it more pinky burgundy - Johnny was getting me to do this sorta thing all the time i the Dr Mr Horses office chair in Ren Seeks Help:)

welp, hope that helps! great paintings!!

K

amir avni said...

This certainly helps a lot, Thanks for the feedback and advice Kristy, I enjoyed reading!

Kristy Gordon said...

YYAAAYYY!! I'm so glad it finally got to you!:) And yeah, they really were good questions Amir!! Feel free to email me anytime (and we can cross our fingers that my responses actually get to you;) hehehe

Susan Carlin said...

Congratulations! Richly deserved. What a powerful, emotional painting.

Kristy Gordon said...

Aw, Thanks Susan!! That's so sweet of you!

Lauren Andersson said...

YEAH Kristy! Congratulations!! :)

Vanwall said...

Ah, I'm late to the party, I see, but you have my heartiest congrats! Well done - you deserved it!

Kristy Gordon said...

Awww, thakns Lauren and Vanwall!! K:)

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