Monday, May 16, 2011

A Huge Thank you

Firstly a huge thank you to Thaneeya McArdle who featured my artwork on her site Art is Fun. It was via Dors Blog that I came across this fun and informative site so if you get the chance please do check it out. You will find some great art hints and gems and come across some other talented artists as well.



I recently submitted 4 artworks for entry into the Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Prize and was notified on Friday that the following two were accepted. This is the first time I have entered this exhibition and the standard of artwork is extremely high, so I was honoured to be included in the selection.























On a final note, I have had a pack of 18 Caran D'ache Pablo pencils for a while now. They are oil based pencils like the Faber Castell Polychromos but have a creamier texture, and are a real joy to work with. I decided last week to try and source the full set of 120, but as some of you may know these Swiss made pencils don't come cheap, and so it took me several hours on the internet to track down the cheapest set (within Australia). Prices can be as high as $600-$700 for the full set in a wooden box, however for any Australian artists interested in getting them at a good price The Art Shop just got some tinned sets in and sell them for $280 plus $9.95 postage and handling.

12 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Congratulations all around, Karen. Honors well deserved, truly! And you did indeed find a great bargain on those pencils!

Dors said...

Oh wow many congratulations due here. So glad you got featured on "Art is Fun" Thaneeya is so lovely.

Congrats on your two pieces being accepted.

Oh I am so envious. I have been wanting some Caran D'Ache Pablos pencils. as you say they Are so expensive. I hope you are enjoying them. Please let me know how you get ob with them.

My Best wishes to you Kare.n well deserved. Hugs

Mona said...

Karen, first of all, congratulations on these two pieces being accepted into this rare show, but second, what a wonderful article this is, and reading it, and seeing the wonderful drawings and paintings accompanying it, it just astounds me to realize how far you have travelled and how many masterful works of art you have managed to produce in only five years time (and with a family in tow!) Who knows what the next five years will bring, and personally, I can't wait to see it. Kudos my friend!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so very much Sherry!!! :)

Again a special thank you to you Dors, because it was via your own feature on Art is Fun that I discovered this fabulous site. I am so loving the Pablo's - keep that site in mind if you do decide to splurge Dors, because most places charged double that even for the tinned sets.

Mona - you're a darling for all your encouragement and supportive words. Being an artist can be a lonely and insecure road and I don't think I could have persevered and got this far without the friendship of wonderful fellow artists like yourself, Dors and Sherry and the many others I have come across along the way. Logging in each day and being inspired by you and everyone and reading the wonderful comments that everyone offers spurs me on so much and makes me feel so blessed.

Hugs to all three of you!!! :) xxx

Artoholic said...

Congrats Karen on being accepted - fingers crossed you go all the way and clear the deck of prizes!

Hey, you don't have to justify ANY art related purchases....

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you heaps Cindy - yeah I know, but there's always a twinge of guilt anyway LOL :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Congratulations to you Karen and I agree with everything Mona has said! The best to you at this show!! I will look at the Art is Fun site, it sounds great! You are such an inspiration!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

You have been such an inspiration to me over the years Barbara with your exquisite detailed miniatures and especially your enchanted forest scenes, thank you so much!!! :)

Gary Keimig said...

Congratulations on the show.
Those pencils sound interesting. I am not sure I have ever seen work done by such.
Love your "I see you" painting. Beautifully done.
Thanks for the kind comment on my art blog.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

My pleasure Gary and thank you for stopping by here too!!! :)

Dors said...

Aw thanks Karen for the mention. I am so happy that you have been featured. I hope you will join the art colony on Thaneeya's site. should be fun.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

I'm there already Dors - doesn't Thaneeya do a fantastic job!!! I'm loving her site!!! :)