Friday, December 5, 2014

Awesome October:

October has always been a busy month for me and 2014 was no exception.  October 1st through 4th, I participated in the Kerrville (TX) Outdoor Painting Event.  I truly enjoy participating in KOPE; the scenery in and around Kerrville is magnificent.  Another reason I enjoy it is because I have a cousin living only 10 miles from the event and I get to spend time with her & her husband too.  The show is always a good one for me as far as sales and this year I not only sold well, but I won an honorable mention as well.
"Cialis"  8 x 10 Watercolor
This painting is a result of driving through an old junk yard looking for something "interesting".  Off the main trail through the yard I spied these 2 old tubs; the light was just right.  It won the "Best Junk" award! Even though it's a good painting, I think the title "Cialis" helped with the judge's decision :-)
The last week of October I was 1 of only 33 juried artists to participate in En Plein Air Texas in San Angelo, Texas.  What a wonderful 1st year event!  The organizers provided the artists with host families (saved $$ for lodging), and a catered lunch every day!  Every evening, there was a "gathering" with food & drink.  My host family, Tommy and Janet Lay were absolutely wonderful! During the day for a week, we painted on 2 private ranches and throughout historic downtown San Angelo. The event's "Gala" on Friday night was attended by more than 200 collectors
 and they were very generous with their pocketbooks.  The juror of awards, Steve Doherty, Editor of Plein Air Magazine, awarded my painting "Low Water Crossing" with 3rd place honors!
Low Water Crossing - Dove Creek - SOLD
14 x 11 Oil
Below are  2 more paintings completed on location in October:
"Conchita's Mexican Grill"  (downtown Kerrville, TX)
12x12 Watercolor - SOLD

"Yellow Truck" (alley in downtown San Angelo, TX)
8 x 10 Watercolor - gift to my hosts, Tommy & Janet Lay