Blah – I hate April Fools Day!

Galina Nikolova has kindly awarded me the PASSION FOR PAINTING AWARD. Galina is a Bulgarian painter whose sizzling works fly off the webpage. I would have gladly awarded her in return but I think it’s not allowed to hand awards back…

It’s a pretty logo isn’t it? A paint brush whose strokes are like flames or petals. Nice work Kim Ratigan. As the logo is her work, I’ve left her tag on this meme. But since itsn’t her who has awarded me, I’ve changed the wording to ‘awarded by artists’ … IMO, the wording ‘awarded by artists’ is honour enough. In fact, just being an artist is honour enough.

On a personal note, I’d like to thank everybody who has commented on my blog. Sometimes, it feels pretty isolated being an artist. Your encouragement & comaradie means a lot to me. Thanks.

And so it’s with great pleasure that I award the seven art bloggers below. I enjoy following their blogs & watching their art journey unfold. I often find myself wondering what their next painting will be. Vive la passion!

Here are the rules of the PASSION FOR PAINTING AWARD:

– List 7 things your love.
– Put a link to the one who picked you.
– Choose 7 others to pass the award to.
– Notify them of the award.

Here are the 7 things I love:

my two young children, Valentin & Eleanor
my wife Marie-Line
my mother & painting holiday assistant, Suzanne
the little corners of wild nature that still exist in the countryside
sunlight, even when cloudy
colour, even when grey

(I hope our cat Khepri isn’t reading this … imagine being upstaged by colour!)

Here are the 7 artists:

Vitali Komarov
Casey Klahn
René Plein-Air
Duane Keiser
Adebanji Alade
Carol Carter
Cathy Gatland