Saturday, May 30, 2009

City of Melville Art Award 2009




"Brides by Design" received a High Commendation at the City of Melville Art Awards last week.
Not quite the same as last year's top honour but it's great to get a nod of approval from ones peers.

23 Comments:

Blogger PERUGINA ART said...

Oh Congratulations David, i remember this wonderful painting very well!
Always wonderful to share in news such as this.
cheers e tanti auguri!
perugina :)

May 30, 2009 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Thanks Perugina

June 3, 2009 at 7:21 PM  
Anonymous isabercée said...

Well
You juste get what you deserve...
And in all that
I know you bloddy great in what you do...
So keep up
And keep sharing with us...
A kiss
ME
IsaBercée

June 9, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger joel said...

Well done Dake!!!!!!!!!! This is a fabulous piece of art...

June 10, 2009 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

I'm tempted to say nice judging, but I have a feeling you should have taken first prize again. Honestly....am I right?

June 10, 2009 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Clive said...

Congrats, David...

June 12, 2009 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Hey thanks Isabelle, this painting lacks the spontaneity like so much in your drawing.
It was the thought out and carefully painted Vs the bravura approach which won the judges this time.

Thanks Joel, I like the painting myself but can't say it was the most enjoyable one to paint. It may well be the last of it's kind for me...the jury's still out as they say.

Cheers Nick, "nice judging" ...I don't know. I guess they adopt a school of thought or a "default" position when the choice isn't easy to make. They're also judging several other categories of media. The w/c winner was a pretty loose bravura street scene of a well known cafe strip in Fremantle. It was probably in a style judges were more accustomed to in a watercolour.

G'day Clive, I do appreciate you taking the time to take a look.

June 13, 2009 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Congratulations David...I really love this painting and I am pleased for you. However,I am surprised it didn't take out the top prize.
I am with Nick on this!

June 14, 2009 at 1:45 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

the palette on this one melts in the mouth. Hoping something new is on the easel Dake!

June 28, 2009 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Nice to see you Sandy. By now you would be in Darwin I expect. I'm sure you loved the Ghan and the awesome landscape of the centre of the country.
Thanks for your comment!

Nicholas, thanks, this is the boss of the series and it's the palette that probably makes it much deeper than many of the others. Only one from this series has sold and that was to a public organization. I'm doubting whether they suit a domestic market.
This is probably the last of the Windows.
I've painted nothing new that I can show here.

An no new "theme" right at the moment.

June 29, 2009 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Congrats David..... well deserved.
Keep making marks....!!

Cheers...
pauline

July 11, 2009 at 4:16 AM  
Anonymous IsaBercée said...

Well
Hi David
Nothing much
Paint, write,Paint a lot in fact...
Everyday...trying to find A IsaBercée's deep down...
Gine me my friend some tips ...so I could get my work see more...please...be great...My audience at the blogsite is fantastic...but far not good enought to help me out to show , yes show my stuff...if you think it deserve to be seen....
Tell me...I trust your expert eyes & view..on this matter...
Kindly
Sweet kisses...Artist D

July 20, 2009 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

excellent David, a smart view of the objects trough the window and the city reflections!
alex

July 24, 2009 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger deborah kirby said...

Congratulations Dake. I have always enjoyed your work.
Deb

July 28, 2009 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger David Burge said...

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August 3, 2009 at 5:45 AM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Hi Pauline, nice to hear from you!
Your Mothers Day painting is a total killer!

Hey Alex, thanks for coming over mate, always good to hear from you.
Will swing on by to your site shortly.

Deb, what a surprise, I thought you disliked me.
I trust you're doing fine and enjoying your painting.
I appreciate your comment.

August 3, 2009 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger Wayne said...

Hi David,
Congrats on your recent award for this watercolour from your outstanding window series. Also a win-win in having a corporation acquire the work for their public collection! I totally agree with Nick's comment about the incredible colour palette here, and, its originality, the chromatic variegation and luminosity/reflectivity within a free-form semi-abstracted context: it's a watercolour feat.

cheers
wayne

BTW as you may have heard I've had computer probs for about 2 months, so haven't been able to keep up with the blog rounds

August 28, 2009 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger David Burge said...

It's a better blog world with you in it Wayne!
Good to see you back!

August 29, 2009 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

You on break David? Sometimes that is a requirement before mounting the next campaign.. I imagine great projects in the pipeline.

September 2, 2009 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

BTW forgot to congratulate you on this acheivement. Love the look and the theme. So congrats my friend...

September 2, 2009 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Hi Bill, I can't say I've really given it a break. Just nothing I want to display.
I have been in the mine looking for a vein. Questioning almost everything I've been doing.
I know it's not all been lousy but just too the same!

September 4, 2009 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Fabulous! I can see why this painting won a top award.

October 20, 2009 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger devotedmomof7 said...

David - I think this is outstanding! It deserves top honors! I love scenes that are made better by awesome color and an artsy approach.

January 1, 2010 at 6:59 PM  

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