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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Invitation: PPWS International Exhibit Opering Reception

The Pikes Peak International Watermedia XVII Exhibit will hold its Opening Reception this Friday, June 24th, from 5 to 8pm. The location is the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Avenue, in Colorado Springs.
The Awards Reception will be on Friday, July 8th, from 6 to 8pm, at the same location.
Two opportunities to view the art, meet the artists, and the juror, John Salminen.
The exhibition closes July 23rd.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Invitation: RRWS National Exhibit Awards Reception!

You are invited: Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, is the date of the Awards Reception for the Red River Watercolor Society 18th National Watermedia Exhibit. The exhibit and the ceremony are taking place at the Moorhead Hjemkomst Center, in Moorhead, MN. There is no admission fee, and the public is invited to the reception from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Information and directions at: www.hjemkomstcenter.com

I am honored to be part of the show, and hope lots of visitors get to enjoy this event. I will miss the ceremony, but will visit the exhibition in July.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Out and About...

Fourteen days, nine locations, ten paintings... my output from the painting phase of the Boulder County Parks & Open Spaces event, just finished.
My evenings and weekends in the last two weeks were spent outside in the field, in these great, inspiring locations--from rock formations to open fields to vistas to historic buildings... You can see some of these and my set up with paintings in progress in the images.

The paint out sessions were very peaceful and enjoyable--well, mostly... Last Sunday, at Hall Ranch, I walked to a gate to check the view from there, and all of a sudden heard a sound that made me jump five feet back... I'd come within three feet of a rattlesnake, and it didn't like it a bit, it was coiled and rattling loudly! Other encounters were a lot more friendly: I saw a young moose in the canyon the previous weekend, and on different days a herd of deer, a fox carrying a dead squirrel, another fox, cotton tail bunnies, and lots of cows! I met some interesting people too: A historical site guide, park rangers, other artists. A great experience in all aspects. Now I have to select four of the paintings and submit them for the upcoming exhibit.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Reporting from the Field...

This is the last weekend of the Boulder Parks and Open Spaces Plein Air painting portion of the event. Artists were given special permits to some areas that are not normally open to the public. I have been very busy producing my pieces, this is a photo taken last Sunday at Hall Ranch in Lyons. My wife and son accompanied me and hit the trail while I painted. This also shows my compact gear: It all fits in a backpack, but I took a portfolio as well as I am using some larger panels.
Painting on site is always such a joy! In some of the outings, I joined other painters, which made it even more fun! I'll be sharing some of the resulting sketches and paintings in upcoming posts.