Sunday, May 22, 2011


A couple of paintings of mine were not accepted (in other words: rejected!) for an upcoming portrait and figurative show (insert sad face here)... so I guess I'll just exhibit them here! Sigh. One of them is a painting I posted in an earlier draft-y form in this post; I worked on it some more since then, and here it is:

leaving California (1), oil on linen, 12"x9", 2011 by me, Diane Feissel

The second is a painting of one of my favorite people to paint, fellow painter and friend Juliette Lemontey:

leaving California (2), oil on linen, 12"x9", 2011, by me, Diane Feissel

Alas, you can't win them all. But you can keep painting! Painting until your hand falls off... or until you finish the 8,000 paintings you have in progress (I may be speaking for myself here).

1 comment:

Nancy Bea Miller said...

These are both great! I have to say the painting of your friend is really especially amazing! You never know why you get rejected...obviously in this case NOT because the work is poor quality. There are so many factors and so much is circumstantial.
What order the juror saw the work in, early or late in the jurying process (jurors lose steam sometimes!) and what piece was seen right before it. You could be "besmirched" by a lousy but similar in subject matter piece seen right beforehand or pale in comparison to a similar piece in colors or pattern more to the taste of the juror seen directly ahead of yours and etc.
Anyway, their loss, Toots!