Saturday, January 2, 2010

"Quiet Festivity"

Happy 2010! I opened my mailbox this morning and very excited to see a certificate from the Oil Painters of America. It is my OPA signature membership. Now I am allowed to put OPA after my name. What a wonderful new year gift I received. This is an import milestone. I did this gallery painting on the first day of the new year. I might send this one to this year's OPA national show.

19 comments:

William R. Moore said...

Qiang,
Congratuation and "Quiet Festivity" looks to be a winner for the OPS Show.

Laurel Daniel said...

Congratulations, Qiang!!! You deserve it. What a thrill and great way to start the year!

Charlotte McDavid said...

Congratulations on OPA signature membership.
What an exciting year you have had. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this next year.

Cindy Haase said...

I check in often here to see what's new from your easel..your work is very inspiring.

Congratulations on your OPA Signature membership...very well deserved, in my opinion.
Cindy

Jimmie said...

Congratulations! What a way to start the new year. Beautiful painting, another masterpiece. I think you should enter it.

Jimmie Bartlett,
Van Vleck, Texas

Lili Anne Laurin said...

Congratulations on your well deserved signature membership to the OPA. I love your newest entry to the OPA. The composition, subject-matter, and lighting make this a very appealing painting.

Sandra Galda said...

Congrads! this is a terrific painting too!!!! I love to see your work it is all wonderful!

Bonnie said...

I tune in everyday to be inspired by you and your paintings. So glad to hear about your signature membership. You are most deserving. I hope to take a workshop with you before long.
Congratulations.

TF said...

Congratulations!

Don Gray said...

Congratulations Qiang and Happy New Year! This painting is lovely.

tiffannysketchbook said...

Congrats! My husband and I loved this painting. Very inspiring. I can't wait to see all the paintings of the coming year :)

Pam Holnback said...

Congratulations. You are so deserving.

Lorie said...

Very high quality work. Would make an excellent addition to the OPA National show.

Congratulations on the new OPA membership!


Lorie Lowery

Jala Pfaff said...

Congratulations, Qiang!
I love this one, it's soooo full of light!!
Happy new year to you and happy painting.

Paintdancer said...

Congratulations Qiang. You are such an inspiration! I love the bold color notes in this one, though every painting that you do seems to sing with light. This is well deserving of an award in the OPA show, IMHO.

Connie Nobbe said...

Congratulations!
This painting is rich and gorgeous.

James Parker said...

After living and painting in Costa Rica and now returning to Texas and settling in Burnet, I have been visiting galleries and admiring artists. I first discovered your work at Riverbend in Marble Falls and then at Insight in Fredricksburg. I was enchanted...actually, blown away. You are truly gifted and I am a super follower of your masterful artwork.

Candy Barr said...

Congratulations Qiang and Happy New Year! Your discipline between the corporate job and your exquisite paintings and sharing the process is greatly appreciated.

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Beautiful piece, Qiang. Congratulations on the OPA certificate.