Tuesday, May 12, 2009
OPA...Award of Excellence!
'Rural Route' 16x24
I'm happy to report that Kevin Macpherson awarded me an Award of Excellence for my painting Rural Route!
I'm still in recovery! :-) Truthfully, I'm in recovery from 'not' still being on that schedule. I loved the intensity and mystery that each day presented me.
I'm not happy to report that I was rained out of the demo that I was to do. I was the only one painting out in the open on the square from life, not a photo. Others were in the gallery painting a model or painting from a photo and were able to seek cover and keep it going. Problem is that it rained quite hard and the 'audience' also departed. It never rains in Santa Fe! I started one painting, an 11x14 which I just managed to block in, of a hot dog vendor who promptly closed up as did I when it started to get real wet. I moved under a gazebo on the square in Santa Fe and started another painting of a lady with a stand and umbrella who was selling something. I almost had her blocked in when she also packed it in. So that was it for the demo and the rain continued.
I'm busy taking good photos of all of the paintings, applying a light varnish to them and am now packing them for shipping. Those of you who've purchased paintings should expect them to begin arriving about the middle to the end of next week.
Thank you all again for all of the notes of support and for the purchases of the paintings. You all made this more than just my project, it became a group effort and was more fun that I should be allowed to have.