Thursday, July 22, 2010

paint america competition

very pleased to learn that my painting
"great hall - ellis island"
was awarded the k. vance juror's award 
in the 2010 paint the parks competition

http://www.paintamerica.org/winners10ptp.html

27 comments:

  1. I am NOT surprised :) This is one of my very favorites of yours Tom.

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  2. thank you noemi and dear micah - much appreciated!

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  3. Tom, congratulations. This is so well deserved! Howie is giving you the 21 pug salute this morning.... : )

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  4. thanks so much concha and nancy (and howie!!!) i appreciate it - cheers tom

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  5. Congratulations Tom on another winner! You are having a much deserved celebratory art year. ...happy for you!

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  6. Congratulations, great painting!

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  7. This such a great painting TOM ! Gives me goosebumps. The light, the flags , figures..just the location...sigh. Nice job.
    And CONGRATULATIONS !!

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  8. Congratulations, Tom. It's stunning.

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  9. thanks so much liz and susan and janet - i really appreciate your generous support. cheers, t

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  10. No wonder you got the prize, Tom. I loved the painting the moment I saw it, and I still remember the nice appropiate comment you wrote about the inmigrants. Congratulations.

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  11. thanks so much alberto - i appreciate it a lot. for my parents and grandparents and millions of other immigrants who came through this room, america was a land of hope, of promise, of "yes". and i pray that it can remain so.

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  12. Congratulations Tom! This is a beautiful watercolor. You are so very talented. It's not suprising that you won.

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  13. Congrats, Thomas..it was a beautiful painting.

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  14. congratulations Tom, that's a great painting and great news! I visited that place a couple years ago, a worthwhile day. Continued success and accolades amigo!

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  15. thank you john, arti, and my friend nick - so good to hear from you all!!

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  16. Very well deserved Tom. It's an amazing painting.

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  17. Fascinating work.
    It has been delightful
    to visit your gallery.
    Good Creations

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  18. thank you so much skizo and phang chew - your comments are much appreciated! all best wishes - tom

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  19. Thomas, I have just stumbled onto your work and have to say that I am in awe of how you use this media. The way you handle light and shade is incredible. The way you suggest shapes and people, but they look so very real.
    Now I don't know if I should hang up my paintbrushes defeated, or be spurred on to to try to reach a fraction of your standard of work!
    Really amazing - thanks for showing us how watercolour painting should be done.

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  20. thank you so much frank! you don't know how much i appreciate your words!
    i looked at your wonderful works and of course - you should keep painting! you do great things.
    the best part of this medium is how adaptable it is. after many years of working in a very controlled, tight, more formal way; i've completely switched within the last year or two. a lot of work - but it's possible. and like anything - painting is an ever-evolving, living thing. the more you do it, the better it gets. but you never are where you want to be. it is the thrill of the process that makes it worthwhile.
    all my best wishes. cheers - tom

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  21. Thomas!

    Every time I look at your paintings...I still in the same way than before!!So..So.fresh...pure...lightening...and some time...(Divine).

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