|Elisabeth Hudgins Art||
This sweet little pen and ink on hand made paper, entitled "Dog in Repose" sold this month at Gallery Underground. I am so happy this little dachshund has found a good home. I did a series of sketches a while back of a friends beloved dachshund, Max. He has since gone on to dog heaven but is not to be forgotten... a little dog with a big personality! I love doing these pen and ink sketches, because it is challenging to distill an image (or a dogs personality) down to a few strokes of the pen! My challenge is always to see how few stokes I can make.
Well, I am pretty excited that my painting, "Across the Universe" won FOURTH PLACE in the Audi Arlington Art Showcase held this week. You might say "Fourth Place?, no big deal" but I was excited because I was up against some amazing Arlington Artists Alliance artists (not to mention the really great, up and coming Art Institute of Washington Artists), but I was also awarded a cash prize! Pretty unusual these days...
Really what was great was the amazing support that the Rosenthal Automotive Group showed community artists by letting us participate in this contest. And, I am sooooo proud of my fellow Arlington Artists Alliance members, Dana Saxerud for her third place winner, and Nancy Murphree Davis and Pattee Hipschen for the tie for first place. Fabulous artists, all!
I have been an artist all of my life. I can't help it. Drew on the walls in kindergarten, painted pictures in high school, went to Art School, worked as an art director, started painting again. And am loving it.