Winter at the Moors, II – award


I’m happy to report that Winter at the Moors, II was just awarded first place for a November monthly challenge at pmp (Paint-My-Photo).  The goal of the challenge was to paint a White Christmas Challenge based on a reference image from one of the photographers.

I was thrilled to learn the news.  In my case I used a photograph taken by Elaine Cross of a dusk winter scene she took while at the Moors in the UK.  It was a fabulously cold and snowy scene.  The oil pastels were a perfect medium for this scene – I posted the painting here before, here it is if you haven’t seen it.

Winter at the Moors II

I been gone for a several days, celebrating Thanksgiving holiday and taking a small break from my blog.  I’m back and have missed reading everyone’s posts – I’ll be catching up over the next few days.

Thank you to all my blogging friends – I have much to be grateful for.  My thoughts are with you as we enter into the holiday season, however you celebrate – best wishes to you and yours.  Mary

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49 Responses to Winter at the Moors, II – award

  1. doronart says:

    Mary well done well deserved an award for it special light, I bet they give each month the Mary first award and next one get the first award… In my counting that is second. well done please give them a chance.

    • Mary says:

      So funny Doron ~ but seriously, thank you so much. Appreciate your thoughtful comments! Time to get back to painting a new and interesting subject.

  2. Stefano says:

    Big time congrats, Mary! A wonderful Thanksgiving present and a very well deserved one: I loved that painting and am very glad that it got publicly recognized. Well done! 🙂

  3. I am glad i poped up for a minute. Congrats Mary! This award is well deserved! xoxoxox

  4. I knew it! Gongratulations!!! Well deserved 🙂 And welcome back!

  5. I knew it!! Congratulations!!! Well deserved 😀

  6. ĽAdelaide says:

    Mary, Your work always amazes me. This piece in white is particularly stunning! Congratulations!!

  7. elisaruland says:

    A hauntingly beautiful painting, the light is fabulous. (And I know what it’s like to get behind on blogging. I’m digging myself out of a big hole!) Take care.

  8. Jackie says:

    Congratulations! 😀

  9. Maria says:

    So well deserved!! Congratulations 🙂 it’s beautiful!

  10. Forest So Green says:

    Congratulations! Your award is well deserved! Annie

  11. lesliepaints says:

    Congratulations! This is a phenomenal use of white in a painting…..

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Leslie – it’s like sea foam, sand and the sky. The white colors become something totally different and yet they speak “white” to us. Appreciate your comment!

  12. Francesca says:

    Congratulations, Mary!!! You totally deserved it! 🙂

  13. with a bright blue colander in the window, and a hole cut in the bottom of that colander, and a white usb stick poking thru that hole, i am connecting to a cell phone tower about 5 kilometers away! without the colander, i would not have been able to view the beautiful image!!!!
    congratulations! you are so talented and so very deserving of this honor!
    lisa/z

    • Mary says:

      Are you serious, lol, that is some serious apparatus that you have to work with to use the internet. Unbelievable – you should write a book! Thank you Z for your never-ending support and encouragement, means a lot coming from you! Have a great evening.

  14. sefeniak says:

    Congratulations Mary! The reward is much deserved for this lovely painting.

  15. Madhu says:

    Congratulations! Your painting is truly beautiful!

  16. Well done, Mary. And well deserved, it’s a lovely painting.

  17. exiledprospero says:

    Congratulation, Mary. Your brush strokes have the Midas touch.

  18. Stunning! I always have a soft spot for snow paintings and this one is really delicate in its nuance

  19. Leya says:

    Congratulations! A lovely painting and welcome back!

  20. So well deserved, my dear Mary!!! Congratulations!!!!!! 🙂 xxx
    Welcome back! [I missed you too!] 🙂

  21. Ohhh love this!!
    I so understand you, Mary! I have so many things to do lately that I can’t paint as much as I want to (Ahhh I hate that). And of course, when I post my drawings and paintings, I don’t always have the time to answer all the comments and visit my friends’ blogs… Please we want longer days!! lol
    Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving.

    • Mary says:

      We did, thanks Cha – and you? Hope it was all good eats and company. I’m learning how to bake bread, five loaves – the jury is still out. The last one, was better than the others – but a long ways to go. Thanks very much for your beautiful comment!

      • No, I didn’t. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France. But food is really important here too.
        Hmmm bread!! 😀 I’m trying to eat less bread but it’s really hard. lol

        • Mary says:

          My sister used to live in Paris, was so much fun when we visited her. Cha – listen I hear you about the bread, butter (can’t forget that) and calories, that’s why I’ll eat a piece and then pass on the rest. But you live in an area of serious baguettes, it would be very hard for me to resist the smell. Have a wonderful evening!

  22. kerlund74 says:

    A great light in this painting:)

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