I am back home.... and the reception was lovely..... and PACKED!!! The judges had to select from over 270 paintings. There were many, many beautiful paintings. I promised to report back to you the results for my paintings.
Much to my surprise..... "Path to Grape Bower" won 2nd place
"Marder Woodland Garden - Station #5 and "View Across Margaret's Pond" both won honorable mention........sooooo...... that means all 3 of my paintings will make it into the Stems Garden Soiree's auction next Saturday evening. I am so pleased and excited!
I think in total .... about 50 paintings will be on display for the Stem's Garden auction next week. I feel very honored to be among them.
I think tonight..... I might fall asleep with a huge smile on my face!
I am an artist in the Kansas City area. Painting .... particularly plein air painting, is one of my passions. I often use these little studies to complete larger paintings in my studio.
I prefer working directly from life, and use a limited palette of red... yellow.... and blue plus white. Each mixed color contains at least a little of all three primary colors. This simple primary palette brings a natural harmony to a painting.
My paintings are found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
I began this blog on August 18, 2008. This journal is about my daily life as a painter. I will post all of my new paintings here ..... and I hope you enjoy watching my growth and following my painting journey.
Your comments are always welcome.