This is by far the biggest monetary award I have earned. In addition, my painting was hung in a primo spot, next to the works of well established and much more successful artists! Considering a few years ago, one of my best animal portraits ever, was hung as an after thought over a thermostat, where no-one could find it, I have now experienced the best and the worst. It was a huge honor to be recognized. And it came at a time when I most needed the boost. It isn’t always about the money, but in this case, I can now afford a new point and shoot camera with both wide angle and telephoto lens. Many thanks OVAL, http://www.ohiovalleyart.org/exhibits-events/ky-national-wildlife-exhibit/ for including me in your exhibition!
This is the third pigeon image for a triptych. The question will be how to frame. I originally planned on three small images matted together: two horizontal and one vertical- the horizontals will have the same mat opening size. The piece would be one long horizontal. An other way to approach this would be to frame separately to be hung on the wall in a cluster. This would enable me to crop this image differently if I choose. I realize the subject and the images are dark. And I'm not 100% sure this will work, but I will try anyway. Once I have them matted together I will post it so you can see.