Friday, December 31, 2010

My Top 10 of 2010

My Summer Boy 10" x 14" watercolor

What He May Become 10" x 14" watercolor

Wonder 10" x 14" watercolor

Intensity 10" x 14" watercolor

Resplendent 5" x 7" watercolor

Beautiful Girl 10" x 14" watercolor

Please? 15" x 20" watercolor

Decked Out 10" x 14" watercolor

Jack and the Skeleton 10" x 14"

Here Be Dragons 15" x 20" watercolor

My good friend Kim from Eat Drink Paint posted her top 10 paintings from 2010 on her blog yesterday which inspired me to do the same thing. I've been thinking a lot lately about where I am in my artistic journey, how far I've come and how much more I still have to learn. So I thought this would be fun to look back and see what I liked the best from my year's worth of work. Although if I have to pick a favorite I'd have to say it's 'Wonder.' That was such a fun painting to do and I love the colors there.

What do you guys think? Do you have a favorite?

I think you should all do this too. It's fun. :) And Happy New Year everyone!


  1. I would have to agree with you on "Wonder", Crystal. I'm not saying your others aren't successful. They are. You just really captured something in his expression that is priceless. Wonderful body of work.

  2. Wow!!!! Beautiful painting!!

    Happy new year Crystal!!!

  3. I loved seeing your top ten! They are all wonderful. I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring!

  4. Crystal, these are all so delightful and the expressions on the portraits are priceless!

    Happy New Years!

    Art by Karena

  5. What a great top ten Crystal! Hard to choose a favourite, but I'd probably go for the colour combos on this one.

    Happy painting in 2011!

  6. What a great idea, to post your top 10! I looked long and hard but can't come up with a "favorite." They are all beautiful and accomplished. I paint too slowly to have a top ten to show, although I have a lot of life drawings from this year.

  7. I am just awed at how beautifully you paint children! Gorgeous! Happy New Year.

  8. Happy New Year, friend!!! I'm copying yours and Kim's idea, because it's fabulous!!!! Love seeing so many of your beautiful paintings at the same time. Can't pick a favorite, they are all amazing!!!!

  9. These paintings are indeed your best ones.Happy new year Crystal.

  10. They are all great paintings and a wonderful record of how you spent the year.

  11. These are all winners, beautiful all of them.

  12. Great idea, I think its good to reflect on your work, my fave has to be 'Please?' I just love the image) Have a great 2011 Crystal!

  13. The skill is in the eyes. You have really brought out the personality in each subject.
    My favorite is Intensity.

  14. Gosh!I couldn't possibly choose!! All of them are just simply beautiful!!! I can't wait to see what you paint in the following months!!

  15. Happy new year Crystal! All the paintings are beautiful. Its difficult to pick one best from such an extraordinary collection.

  16. WOW!!!! these are amazing!!!!! what a talent and such patience too!! happy new year and best wishes on your etsy shop:D

  17. Crystal, I don't get around to commenting on your work, why?, because I'm busy painting, too, BUT, I should stop long enough to "talk" to you more often and tell you that your portraits are really so SPECIAL. Each one has a tale/story to tell that renders the viewer speechless all the while caught up in enjoying every little nuance thruout. Your shapes are delicious; colors are marvelous; bg's are intriguing and complement the subjects perfectly and beautifully. What enjoyment each is. Delighted in reviewing your top ten. EACH captures my heart. Don't stray too far from this calling, my friend. You have something truly special!

  18. I think they are all wonderful Crystal and very hard to pick a favourite, although I think Intensity just gets it for me.....

    A great thing to do and look back on your year and how you've grown...Something we also did on our forum was to post a recent painting along with one from a year ago to see how we are going on our journey....

    Best wishes to you for 2011, and I look forward to seeing lots more of your work.....


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