Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Best in Plein Air" LPAPA 2010

Laguna Plein Air Painters was the first big plein air group that I joined maybe 6 years ago. I applied for their big annual show and have been turned down each year. Most years I realize now my work was not at that level, some years I thought I had strong work. But this year, I got in. My painting "Spring Melt", 11" x 14" oil on canvas is one of my favorite pieces. I am still pinching myself. "Best of Plein Air" will be at the Esther Wells Collection in Laguna Beach, the reception on July 17th, 2010. Photos of the reception will be on this blog. This painting was done in Payson Az. a day after a big storm. The sun came out and snow was melting and dropping off the tree limbs. Lot of popping, dripping sounds. And cold.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Women of the West" Boulder, Colorado

Yea! Road trip coming up- taking up all the new paintings created for the Women of the West Show at the Earthwood Gallery in Boulder, Colorado. The opening reception is on July 9th from 6:00- 9:00pm. If you are in the area at all please try to come by and see my newest pieces. This will be the first time I am showing floral still lifes and I am really excited about that. There are 3 wet canvas in front of fans as I write. Two pieces I used some beautiful pink peonies (florist shop-can't grow these here!) and today I will work with sunflowers. There will be several landscapes from New Mexico and Colorado scenes. Check out the Earthwood Gallery website to see the other 6 artists painting samples. Each of us is very different. The other artists are Sarah Rogers, Margaret Jensen, Maggie Hellmann, Coni Grant, and Dawn Normandi.
This little painting is called "Peonies Study", 6" x 12" oil on canvas. If you are interested in purchasing any of the works in the show including this piece contact Ron Wilcocks at 303-444-3838. Pictures of all the paintings headed for this show will be posted by July 2, 2010.