Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Women Artists of the West

This painting of Chasm Falls is going to the RH Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX as part of the Women Artists of the West Show in November and December. So excited to get a piece in this fabulous show!  The Women Artists of the West organization is a fine one for women to show their work, and fraternize with other professional women artists.  Quite an honor to be juried in and I am thankful for that.  This is an oil on linen, 11 x 14.

Monday, September 10, 2012

I am excited to have this painting in the Southwest Art ad for the 21st Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition of the Pastel Society of New Mexico.  The show is in Albuquerque in November 2012.

This painting is from Pingree Park up in the Rocky Mountains and is called,

"Source of the Poudre",

20 x 16 Pastel

 our beautiful Cache La Poudre River in Northern Colorado.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Early Spring in Wyoming

I am so excited that my work, Early Spring in Wyoming was juried into the Richard Schmid Auction which will be held this Sunday at the Rist Canyon Meadow where it always has been.   Thank goodness this meadow was not burned as so many areas around it were.
I would really like to see all of you there, my whole amount for this painting will be 100% donated to the most deserving Rist Canyon Firefighters and I hope that it brings in a good amount for this wonderful cause.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer in Colorado, Pikes Peak

I didn't realize that praying for rain would give us a flooded basement.  Oh, well, I guess I definitely got what I asked for!  Next year we may have a good laugh out of it, in the meantime, we got a dehumidifer!!  The sales clerks thought Dale was crazy when he asked for one.  "In THIS climate?" they said, looking at him like he was asking for a dinosauer!  After visiting almost every store in town, he finally found ONE, and only one, at our neighborhood Sears store.

Monday, June 11, 2012

If you are interested in watching my demo Wednesday night please come down to the Cocoa Gallery at 146 Oak Street in Fort Collins at 700 for the AANC meeting.  I will be demoing atmosphere and underpainting for pastel and oils.  Love to see you! 
Here's Lilli standing in front of Horsetooth Reservoir with the huge fire looming in the background.  This is only a mile or so from our house!  The worst, most scary fire I have ever seen and so close that we can smell every stick it seems that is burning.  We are so lucky that we are on the east side of that huge body of water!  Hundreds of houses have burned and many animals have perished.  We need rain so drastically, we're all doing the rain dance, but to no avail.  Our prayers are with all those fire fighters who are putting their lives on the line for all of us!

Friday, June 8, 2012

The last two weeks!!

From the Edge of the Swamp
My two paintings, From the Edge of the Swamp, as seen below and in the Roxburough Art Association, "Artists of Colorado Show" in the Madden Museum in  Greenwood Village, CO was chosen as a Sponsors Award for Sterling Ranch in Douglas County.  The Opening was yesterday and the show will be open the rest of June.

And my oil painting, Lower Chasm Falls, as seen here, was selected for First Place.  Also, the most exciting thing was that Lower Chasm Falls was chosen as the People's Choice Award at the AANC Celebration of Color Show in Fort Collins.  I feel that People's Choice is really a great honor.  Often a Judge's Award is while certainly informed, still just one person's opinion.  So I am one happy camper, as well as feeling very lucky.  My husband keeps asking me to buy a Lotto ticket!!
Lower Chasm Falls

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Greeley National Show

Thisis one of my paintings selected for the Greeley National Show this June.  Opening is June 1, I have two other paintings in the show.  I'm so glad that they have resurrected their show again, it  was really missed.

My own Solo Show will be opening June 1 in Fort Collins in the Cocoa Gallery on Oak Street.  I have about 70 or more paintings showing in this venue (the same one the AANC National Show was in).  I am hoping a lot of my friends stop in, my friend Glenna is making great Scandinavian treats to go along with my paintings, and Norwegian and Swedish decorative Art.  I hope its a lot of fun for everyone.  My sister and step mother are going to be there, too! 

It's just amazing how much work I have created in the last 35 years!http://www.dianeedwardsart.com/

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Master Signature Status

This has been quite the week.  Last Saturday the Pastel Society of Colorado approved my application for Master Pastel Signature Status!  What made me the happiest was that I had spent so much time in service to the Pastel Society as a board member, VP, workshop and publicity director and seven years as the Signature Chairman.  I had many points in entries and awards in National and International Shows and publications, 50 in all, which surprised me as the minimum for Master Pastelist is 12!!  Guess I could have done it sooner.
             From the Edge of the Swamp, 26 x 39.  Fountain Nature Preserve, Pastel
 This has been my goal for many years, along with my Master's degree and losing weight!!  Now I am thinking about new goals, but I will enjoy the ones I have achieved for awhile.
This week was also my birthday and I got a lot of greetings and cards and we went out to dinner at Canino's, a great Italian local restaurant.
This painting was chosen for the Artists of Colorado Show at the Madden Museum at Greenwood Village for the month of June.  The juror was well respected Master Pastelist, Doug Dawson, who has written best selling books on pastel, so that was really a thrill.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Paintings at Bath Nursery in Fort Collins

I was so thrilled last week end with the arrangement that Sarah from Jordan's Flowers made up for my painting showing at Bath Nursery.  She did an awesome job of interpreting it.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Painting Sold, Goes to Australia

Winter on the Big Thompson River in Loveland, Colorado. 

I am so thrilled that this painting sold today to a woman from Australia. She will have it shipped!  It's really a thrill when you get to talk to the buyer and you feel that your creation is going to a good home, somewhere where it will really be appreciated.  I was a little sad to see it go, it is definitely one of my absolute favorites.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Madden Museum Show

Winter on the Big Thompson, Oil on Linen, 18 x 24

I am very excited to have two paintings in the "This is Colorado Show" at the Madden Museum. The opening will be January 13th from 5 to 8 and the show will be up for the next month. This is a beautiful venue in south Denver next to the IKEA store. This is an oil on linen, one of my favorites.