Thursday, October 18, 2012

Back Home from Vacation- Sorting Through the Mail

 
"Koi and Lily Pond", 18 x 24, pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper.
 
Hubby Bruce and I have just returned from a brief (4 day) but sweet vacation in Lake Tahoe, California, one of my favorite places. Going through the mail, the Blick Studio Holiday catalogue caught my eye. thumbing through it I came to page 63 to find a painting of mine featured on the page. It was a nice welcome home piece of mail to receive. Once again I am honored that the Canson company and Dick Blick have chosen one of my paintings to represent them. I have used Canson Mi-Tientes paper ever since I started painting with pastels sometime in the mid nineties. This was well before so many different kinds of pastel papers came on the market. I still use it today because it is a strong paper that stands up well to my style of painting. I know this sounds like an endorsement and I guess it is in a way but no one paid me to do this and I am truly thank full that Canson continues to manufacture this paper. Here's a couple more paintings done on Mi-Tientes paper.
 
"Mardi Gras", 15 x 19, pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes board.
 
"Yosemite Valley Morning Mist", 8 x 10, pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper. 
 
Okay so I'm, back from vacation. The first few days are  usually a downer for me but not so much this time.... now.. ugh... on to doing laundry. 

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations Anita... for having your painting chosen on Blick's Holiday catalog representing their company! What an honor!! I only use Mi- tientes paper for my pastels. I love your koi painting. I have a koi pond filled with these beauty's and you painted this beautifully.

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    1. How delightful that you have your own koi pond. Where I live, the herons would make a meal of them. Thank you for your comments.

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  2. Congratulations! And as an aside, I do think the Canson paper is good as well. I use is for detailed multi-layered colored pencil illustrations, and it does stand up well to all the rubbing and polishing.

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  3. I saw that...congratulations!! How fun to get into the Dick Blick catalog!!

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  4. Thank you both Quiltedtime and Kathryn. It always feels good to go back to Canson after painting on other papers.

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  5. your paintings are like walking in a lovely dream, beautiful, soft, inviting.

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    1. Wow! Thank you Vivian for the compliment.

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