oil on linen on panel
This is part of a series I'm doing of treasured items from the past, (that will hopefully be accepted in an up-coming exhibit, and if not:) I just love finding objects that have some history and painting them. The old iron I found while up in Oregon in a fantastic little antique store in Springfield during Carol's workshop. Nothing like adding a little extra weight when your flying...?! What I did learn is that it's cheaper to check in two smaller suitcases than paying the overweight charge on one large one, just something I'd like to pass on!
On another note, being on the artist's journey there seems to be a constant series of ups and downs. One piece gets rejected, another one wins an award. There's excitement and set-backs. Lately I've felt like I'm not always sure what should be a priority to enter and not?...It's easy to question my choices...but, I was awoken by a nice little surprise this weekend after making a late entry. I found out that I had won a third price in the Daily Paintworks Monthly Contest. You never know what's around the corner, it keeps me on my toes.