Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Portrait Society of America



Ok, I apologize for bombarding everyone with this piece over and over. Well, I shouldn't apologize. I really like this piece. Its probably one of my best. Which isn't saying much, but out of all the headache that goes in to trying to put ideas on canvas, its nice to be happy about the result once in a while.

The reason I'm posting this is because I recently found out it was chosen as a finalist in the Portrait Society of America's annual portrait competition. Out of 1200 entries 20 were chosen to show as finalists at the conference in Philadelphia this April. I'm completely shocked, totally grateful for the opportunity to show there, and I just cant believe it. Especially when I know what caliber of portrait painters are out there.

28 comments:

janaya said...

congratulations! that's so awesome justin! how long will it be in philadelphia? do you know the dates?

justin said...

Thanks Janaya. April 10-13. not very long. I'll be there with the piece for it to be judged at the conference which will last for that weekend.

Dillon Thompson said...

Dude that is awesome. Congrats and much success. Now that you are famous I will have to pay a cover charge to go to lunch with you.

Aaron said...

dude way to goo! thats great way to go man! you are going places!

nowhere man said...

awesome, justin. That is HUGE to be a finalist in the PSOA competition. Congrats! You deserve it, this piece is amazing.

Heidi said...

Congrats, Justin! This is one of my favorites, too. I'm so happy for you!

an illdressed foolishwise said...

Justin! Stop being so damn humble! You are damn good!

Sooo, Philly eh? That sounds FANtastic!! Congrats!

Dani Brandimarte said...

Congrats! You deserve it. This portrait is one that got me hooked on your blog, so I don't mind seeing it again.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Oh Justin...what an achievement! Congratulations. Someday I'm going to be able to say, "Justin Taylor, the famous artist? Yeah, I knew him once. We were studio buddies".

Marisa said...

Congratulations! We have that picture stuck up on our magnet board from you sending it to us at Christmas. When are you coming to see us again?

Suman Family said...

stoked for you. congrats...well deserved recognition!

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Sakievich said...

That's exciting! Congratulations.

CalebElijah said...

Dude, as I said in class, congrats on the recognition. You roxor my boxors.

Scarlet Verdeja said...

wow! this is amazing... its goreous.. its freaking cool!

Jared said...

Right on homeskills! I'm so effing proud of you it gives me cramps. Seriously man, right on!

Scarlet Verdeja said...

hey! yeah, im in animation, and I didnt know you had a class. Ill look into it. thanks.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Found your blog Justin via Anita Davies (my greatest pal ever). All I kept saying to myself as I threaded my way down your blog, was awe, awe, awe, and oh, oooooohhhhhh. Wonderul work and you so deserve the selection for the prestigious portrait society. Definitely quickly added you to my favourites. I simply must start trying to paint portraits and people.... but it looks so difficult. .. and I never have time with my other work.

Mikell said...

Congrats and good luck! You are ridiculously talented - glad you are getting the recognition for it!

Old Bones said...

I appreciate the humility, keep up the fight.

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Anita Davies said...

Oh please....No apologies...I could look at this painting for the rest of my life and not feel it a waste!

Wayne Porter said...

congrats! this is a great piece...you should be proud of it

Ramires said...

congratulations! this is a wonderfull art piece. Sorry for my poor english - Ramires from Brasil

Lorraine said...

very expressive piece! congrats.

Rich Coombs said...

I am sure nobody will complain for having to look at this piece. It is one of my favorites and is definitely worthy of the recognition it got at the Portrait Society of America. Incredible!

meg said...

i love jeff hein. i know his bro really well. i went to his old studio up in slc. cool.

Alexis said...

the hair is just beautiful, love the brush strokes.