Sunday, April 13, 2014

Springtime Art Happenings

                                     Thankfully springtime is bursting out all over !
                             Sweet blossom scents and sprouting greens are everywhere!
My recent trip to Dallas , Texas to the Meadows Museum to study , absorb and be thrilled by the brilliant  paintings and drawings of Joaquin Sorolla was tremendous ! I  spent two + days at the museum just being with his work and am grateful for the trip!   Here is a study I drew from his piece-------"The Young Amphibians"  one of my favorite paintings in the show.
This past week I traveled to New Harmony, Indiana, for their First Brush of Spring Plein Air Event .
I thoroughly enjoyed the comraderie of painting with  other  artists at the event , the hardwork -----I produced 7 new paintings in three days ----- the wonderful, artful  town and it's people and the ending show , sale, and competiton.  I was awarded an honorable mention for my painting, "Where the Eagle Lands" , and sold three paintings at the sale . Great event!