The weather this week couldn't have been better for the paint out in Waxahachie! 50 artists submitted 223 paintings completed in the 10 day painting period. Below are 4 more paintings completed since my last posting. The event was judged yesterday afternoon by Mr. Bruce Peil, and I'm delighted to announce that I was awarded 1st place!
"114 E. University" - 6" x 8"
This little "gem" won 1st Place in the paint out competition! It was late afternoon and I only had about an hour left to paint, so I decided to paint a small one. The colors in the brick columns contrasting with the planters & greenery caught my eye first....then I noticed the porch steps were ceramic tile of various reds, browns and siennas with glorious sunlight splashed across them. Everything was there and ready for me; color, sunlight, contrasts, & shadows. I loved it, painted it "as is" and entered it at the last minute into the exhibition. Sure glad I did...it's a winner!! I'm pretty confident this little painting will find a home soon!
"Texas Theater" - 11 x 14
This landmark building was originally built in the late 1800's and has undergone several "face-lifts", the most recent in the 50's. It sits on the north side of our courthouse square and provides great entertainment including live musical reviews. I painted it about mid-day so the shadows were more downcast rather than slanted. It sold the next day.
"Looking down College Street" - 9" x 12"
I see this scene almost every day as I'm returning home from errands. In my mind, I've been putting this composition together for more than 6 months and finally got it down on paper day before yesterday. It sold today.
"Waxahachie Depot" - 11 x 14
This is an old railroad depot building that was purchased and restored by Nay Corporation and their offices are now located within. It was quite a challenge with all the brick detail, windows and various angles; not a long straight wall anywhere! It sold today.
It's been a very good 10 days work!!!! ............Did I mention before that I love my job?