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Sunday Morning

I was pleased to learn this week that I had a piece accepted to this years Communication Arts Illustration Competition.

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Julie Borg is a wonderful designer that I've been working with for a few years. I enjoy hearing from her because I get to paint in a loose style. This piece was done for a series of CD covers, Sunday Morning Music Series. The songs are inspirational, so I was trying to capture a Sunday morning ritual with an inspirational light. For those of you who know me, you may recognize my dining room. I set up this still life at sunrise to capture the low light sweeping across the table.

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8 Comments
  1. Maisie
    April 5, 2008 -

    Larry, Wish you good luck on competition.

  2. admin
    April 6, 2008 -

    Thanks Maisie, but there's no need for any further luck. By being accepted I've already won. Best, Larry

  3. Bill
    April 7, 2008 -

    Hey Larry, You've captured the "Ring of Truth" in that painting, I admire your humility but as a friend and fellow illustrator, I'll be crossing my fingers that you win the CA prize! Caio! Bill

  4. admin
    April 7, 2008 -

    Thanks Bill. That means a lot to me, because you're not just a friend and fellow illustrator, but a great painter. Thanks for the kind words. Larry

  5. dan
    April 11, 2008 -

    LARRY, CONGRATS, I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO SEE A PAINTING OF SOME YOUR WEEKLY DRAWINGS AT THAT SAME TABLE ,ALSO INSPIRATIONAL DAN

  6. Marie
    April 17, 2008 -

    Hi Larry, Congradulations on the CA acceptance! I recently lost a dear friend who LOVED doing crossword puzzles every Sunday morning. I was lucky to spend a few of those Sundays at his elbow, amazed by his breath of knowledge. And now I'm amazed by your talent and comforted by the grace of this painting. I do hope you will offer Giclee prints of this painting for sale--I'm sure my friend's wife will also be comforted and moved by this lovely work: it captures so much of his struggle with cancer. The sunrise speaks of the spirit of hope we all need, and the abandoned pages and cup a reminder of how short our time is together. Yet there is peace and lightness...a complex work...beautiful. Marie

  7. April 17, 2008 -

    What a beautiful and touching post Marie. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I was paid to make an inspirational work, so while I'm glad to know that I achieved that goal, and feel honored that it comforted you in some way, no matter how small, I couldn't accept any credit for it not having the privilege of knowing your friend. I'm going to contact you off line and do what I can to get a print to you and your friends wife. Best, Larry