Sunday, October 07, 2012

Don't Fence Me In

11x14 oil on panel
Available at the Kerrville Arts & Culture Center

What a weekend! My painting above won first place in the plein air painting event judged by Albert Handell. I am "gobsmacked" - to borrow a fun word from the Brits. Its a good word. I am still so amazed. There was a lot of talent out there - some 70 artists attended I think - and some really lovely paintings were created during the event. I am thrilled for the KACC for putting together such a good event. I hope they continue and I will definitely go back. We had access to some amazingly beautiful hill country properties. 

Above is the painting in progress along with a cute couple of goats that roamed around keeping us company. I just loved the ramshackle scene and the old gnarled oaks. I was more comfortable than ever working outdoors and didn't get lost or forget how to paint. I was able to apply what I normally in the studio quite naturally. BUT I stopped before I thought I should. LOL
That might be the key. I loved the looseness of this scene. I didn't want to go too far. 

Albert Handell (in the cap above) was the judge and he is leading a workshop in the area this week. I left three paintings at the KACC and if there are sales a percentage goes to support the excellent art community and arts center in Kerrville.

I've put a photo album of the event on my Facebook page - check it out!


Marian Fortunati said...

Wow!!! Absolute congratulations both on a first place painting AND on having such a wonderful experience!! Way to go!

Laurel Daniel said...

Woooo HOOO!!!

suzanneberry said...

congratulation on a well deserved first place!! hope all is well my friend.

suzanneberry said...

congratulations on a well deserved first place! beautiful!!!

suzanneberry said...

congratulations on a well deserved first place!!!

Jennie said...

Congratulations! it feels good to win, so enjoy it!

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