Sunday, March 27, 2011

paintings for art competition

I was excited to have two paintings accepted into the Energen Corp. art competition, open to all artists of Alabama. This one, titled "Bottega-Favorita" (22x17), depicts two diners entering a favorite restaurant in Birmingham, AL, which is housed in an historic building. The scene is at night and presents a different kind of lighting than I am used to painting.....more dramatic with the spotlights and street lights. This painting won an Honorable Mention award.

A second painting is a street scene in the Montmartre village of Paris. You will always find many artists set up in the village showing off their painting skills and selling their work to tourists. This painting focuses on the adjacent shopping area on a misty day in February....people milling around regardless of the weather. The painting is titled "de Montmartre" and is 20x24.


  1. Oh David, Congratulations!! These are both just so so wonderful. You really captured the light in both just beautifully. Very dramatic in the Botega scene and then peaceful in the rainy Montmartre painting. I could go on and on... beautiful! Your inclusion in the show and your award is well deserved!

  2. Congratulations David. I just love the night painting- wow, it is beautiful. Dramatic is a good word for that one. Have to love the Paris scene- seems just perfect for a shopping day- the awnings and umbrellas are the best:)

  3. So glad you shared these paintings. Was hoping you would post them. I can see why the Bottega painting was a winner. Both so nice!