Thursday, December 13, 2012


Yesterday, Sweetie and I drove over to Mariemont to see the Colored Pencil Show at The Barn (the Woman's Art Center of Cincinnati gallery).  It was a gorgeous show and I highly recommend it.  Take a drive over and spend some time seeing a great selection of colored pencil paintings from the Cincinnati Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. 

Here are the top award winners:

First Place:  Who Rescued Whom?
By Margi Hopkins

This little dog looked like he was about to jump at you - or bark!  And you could see every little detail, like the hairs on the man's arms, the softness of the blanket, etc. 

Sorry for the reflections - lots of lights shining down meant reflections in just about every painting, when you tried to get a photo. 

Second Place:  Rock Garden
By Jean A. Malicoat

These Hens and Chickens always remind me of my grandmother, who grew them inside a rotted trunk of an old tree in our yard and inside an old tractor tire, along with cactus that bloomed every year.

Colored Pencil folks love detail - the more, the better :)

Third Place:  Love Comes to Light in a Blessing
By Debbie Hook

A scene many would look at and ignore - light streaming through the shutters on a window - but how beautiful in the hands of an artist.

Our blogger buddy, Katherine Thomas, had 2 paintings in the show - both can be seen better on her blog here.
But here they are, taken in the gallery:

By Katherine Thomas

By Katherine Thomas

Tomorrow I'll share some more favorites from the show so come back to see more - and do go over to see the show if you're in the area


Teresa Palomar Lois said...

wow, are those amazing or what?!

Unknown said...

Aw, thanks for sharing that! I actually spent hours helping to hang those pieces. (We had huge nails and those walls are hard wood under that carpet... my arms were aching by the end of the day.) But it was worth it. Glad you enjoyed the show!

Vandy said...

These look fantastic. Thanks for sharing them, Rhonda.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - great colored pencil show - these artists are amazing - their work looks so photo real. Thanks for sharing.

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
Thank you for sharing them all. Katherine's work looks so nice again there!!
Best wishes, Sadami

Autumn Leaves said...

That portrait of the man and his dog is just phenomenal. Happy to see Katherine's piece in the show too. Her work is always amazing to me.

RH Carpenter said...

Glad you all enjoyed the winners. Teresa, good to hear from you!! Katherine, you are welcome - it is always fun to see a work in real life and I know about those walls!!!
Vandy, Debbie, Sadami and Sherry, glad you enjoyed the little peek.