oil on panel
Its been an amazing month for this painting! Algonquin Bride won Best in Show in the BoldBrush Competition for the month of February. If you are an artist, check out this online, monthly, competition. It is very inexpensive to submit and the prizes are pretty great.
A few weeks later, Algonquin Bride was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America, in their 2013 International Portrait Competition. This is a huge honour. This year there were nearly 2000 submissions. The top 20 portraits are finalists for the grand prize. 20 other paintings were awarded Certificates of Excellence. Although I am not a finalist, it is so exciting to be in the top 40 in a competition of this calibre.