Monday, August 17, 2009

"African Child" Wins Best of Show!

11"x16" pastel
Over the weekend the San Leandro Art Association held its 50th Anniversary of Festival of Fine Art which took place at the historical Casa Peralta in Downtown San Leandro. I entered 3 pieces and all won awards! This one, African Child, won Best of Show.

29 comments:

dominique eichi said...

I can see why. Beautiful ! what are the others ? and CONGRATULATIONS.

Alisa said...

oh wow, Edward, this is just beautiful! You really captured something special here, really.

Sonia said...

Congratulations!! It is indeed stunning!!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is beautiful.
I am so proud for you.
Loud WOW for the winning arts.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Woowwwww.....That's great ..Congratulations!! You deserve the award! His eyes is so expressive..


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siete said...

Edward, ¡Congratulations, because of the awards.......! It's wonderful...

Enrique.

Mona said...

Outstanding pastel portrait Ed! I can see why it won Grand Prize. Congratulations, that's wonderful news, and well-deserved.

Cathyann said...

Bravo!!!How wonderful for you, Edward. And the others are where?? I, as am sure others, would love to see them.This one is captivating.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Congratulations Edward!!!
I know why this won...it is a stunningly sensitive piece of a beautiful child.
Congratulations on the other awards too, your work is so deserving!

Charlene Brown said...

That this enchanting little guy got you a Best in Show is no surprise -- what is a surprise, and a wonderful one, is that your pastels are as appealing as your oils!

Nancy Medina said...

Edward - awesome and so well deserved! This is an amazing work of art.

Kari Tirrell said...

Beautiful painting, Edward. Congratulations on your awards!

David Larson Evans said...

Excellent work Mr.Burton... it's in the eyes.

Morgaine said...

Beautiful work, brilliant!

Angela Elledge said...

Absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to see the others!

Michelle said...

How exciting...Congratulations! I'm transfixed by her lovely eyes!

Manon Doyle said...

Wow Edward! You deserve it! Bravo!

Vicki Shuck said...

congratulations, Edward! I love how you left the clothing just a simple shape so the eye stays on the subject. Lovely!

Rosemary said...

Congratulations Edward! Beautiful portrait! Three awards including best of show! Awesome! Yes, we want to see the other two!

sam said...

Very well done Edward, lovely painting!

adebanji said...

Congratulations! Very subtle piece!

Gwen Bell said...

CONGRATS, Edward! That is exciting news! I certainly see how this exquisite Portrait won Best of Show.

I've really been enjoying your series of Still Life Florals as well. You keep getting better and better all the time.

Diana Marshall said...

I'm not suprised this beautiful portrait won best in show it is superb, the childs expression is wonderful.

Arti said...

Congratulations,Edward.This is really beautiful and expressive.It deserved recognition.

Maggie Mayer said...

Amazing portrait Edward. Congratulations!

Mitzi Easley said...

Congratulations Edward! Well deserved.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Congratulations! Lovely work.
Cheers, Tonya

Genny said...

Beautiful painting! Congratulations on your award. This is just gorgeous.

artbyakiko said...

Congratulations! It is BEAUTIFUL!