Sunflowers - an original 30" x 30" acrylic painting
One of my goals for the year 2009 was to enter one of my photographs in an international photo contest. Last year I submitted an entry to the Photographer's Forum Magazine Spring Contest, and my photo named "Misty Mountain" was selected as a "Finalist". It was published in the Best of Photography 2008 Annual, which was a great honor for me.
This year, I received an email inviting me to participate in the International Photography Awards competition, also sponsored through Photographer's Forum Magazine. So, I chose my best photo of Sunflowers, and entered it in the "flowers" category. The above painting is based on that photo.
I have no expectations for this contest. If you check out last year's entries, you will see the winning pictures are absolutely phenomenal. However, my goal was to enter a competition - and see where that leads! So - one 2009 goal accomplished! Only 3 more to go... which will take the rest of the year, I am sure. :-)