Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lazy, Hazy Summer Daze

One of my entries from LPAPA's 'Best of Plein Air' show
'Santa Fe Ave.........oil on canvas panel.......7x9 inches (SOLD)

Greetings Gentle Bloggillians,
It's been another mellow summer in la-la land as I float down the river of life in my inner tube of the arts. Some exciting adventures occurred around me this summer as I yawned, napped and scratched my back with a river reed which floated past me.
This past month I participated in the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s (LPAPA) 'Best of Plein Air' show held in Laguna Beach. To view all accepted entries from LPAPA’s wonderful artists click here.

Also, my painting ‘Ol' Blue’ was accepted into OPA’s (Oil Painters of America) '2009 Western Regional Exhibition' held at the Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, WA. This exciting show continues through August 30th.

'Ol' Blue'........oil on panel........11x14 inches (SOLD)

And finally, ‘Paper Cup Blues’ placed as finalist in the FineArtViews online painting competition for the month of June with the wise and extremely talented Greg LaRock as the selected judge.
You ROCK Mr. LaRock! ;-)

'Paper Cup Blues'........oil on panel........12x16 inches

…and Le Denouement


As the summer of love is winding down I am anxiously awaiting for September, when I hope to harvest all the honey and trout from August! Which reminds me, my five day Plein Air Painting workshop in late September has reached full capacity. If you missed out on this one be sure and register early for my 2010 workshops! Check out my workshops page on my website for more detailed info and links! (or see right side bar for schedule)

May the rest of your summer be magical, delightful and exuberant!
Happy Painting!