Highly Commended Award in this years exhibition
'Stirling View', Pastel by Debra Scidone
My piece titled 'Stirling View' received a highly commended in this years exhibition and was sold at the exhibition. Thank you to all those who made the exhibition possible. The pastel artwork was a result of a trip to the Porongurups with our beautiful grass trees(Xanthorrhoea Preissii) and wildflowers in the foreground the view of the Stirling Ranges in the background
Judges comments: A classic bush scene- a true joy for the viewer. The detail and technical proficiency makes this piece a visual delight.
Highly Commended Award for 'Single Blue Wren' photograph
Very pleased to receive a Highly Commended at the Dalwallinu Art Awards for one of my favourite photographs. It was taken in the Snowy Mountains and the immature male wren sat and posed for ages for me. I also have a framed quartet of his images in the studio. It's called 'Strike a pose'
This was a first at entering my photography into an award, so a great result.
I will have them on display at my Open Studio & Garden Days coming up each Sunday in November
Award Winner - Effective use of colour - Debra Scidone
My watercolour 'Moonlit Landscape' was selected by judge Camilla Loveridge for my 'Effective use of colour' in this years MCAA award.
The judge's comments were "Beautifully rendered colour showing sensitivity and restraint"
The painting is a small 9" x 5" watercolour on watercolour canvas, framed in a natural wood frame to compliment the colours used in the painting.
The scene depicts the tawny light of the moonlight just on dusk . I was happy with the atmospheric qualities that I was able to achieve from a very basic palette of complimentary colours.
The MCAA Awards are held at the Atwell Gallery, Cnr Canning Highway and North Lake Road, Alfred Cove. W.A. open daily until Sunday 25th August 2019.
There are 48 pieces of quality art on display and a very fine collection of Junior art as well.
Watercolour on watercolour Canvas
Image size 9" x 5"
by Debra Scidone
York Art Society turns 50
This years special theme for the York Art Society Art Exhibition is "FIFTY" .
My entry "Vintage 1968" has been painted especially for the occasion.
In the detail there is reference to the theme incorporating the Town Hall on the label where the exhibition has been held for the all the time I have been entering the awards.
Below shows the working drawings and the progressive painting
"GLULP" gets Highly Commended Award at Cossack 2018
My entry this year received a Highly Commended from the judges and the experience of being there on Opening night in the historic buildings of Cossack, the earliest port in the Pilbara made it a special night. We arrived just as the sun was setting. The artwork looked great on the stone walls of the historic buildings.
Western Australian Visual Artist.