Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chalk Stock

 I participated in Chalk Stock again this year, hosted by A Piece of Work Inc. in Spirit Lake, IA. It was another great experience and I won first place, along with $300! What will I do with the prize money? Invest in more prints, of course : )
Several artists began to gather in the morning to begin their creations. All work had to be completed by 4:30 for judging. This year I choose to do a 4 by 4 square rather then the 4 by 8 size I did last year. I had a chance to breathe this time!
I noticed that after a year of practicing watercolor illustration I draw differently. Last year I completely rendered each section before moving on. This year I began with more line drawing, as you can see in the second picture.
Everyone's lovely work will last until the next rainfall!


  1. Shame you haven't shown others' works but I'm pretty sure yours was the best :) It really looks lovely!

    I have no patience for chalks or soft pastels :P

    1. I know, I totally agree. These were the only pictures on my husband's phone, I should have asked him to take others! The gallery is making a poster with everyone's work, I will be sure to share it when it is emailed to me!