Monday, November 1, 2010

The Big Cedar Paint Out


Autumn Gold, 9 x 12, oils

The Worman House, 9 x 12, oils

Hilltop View, 11 x 14, oils

Marina Nocturne, 9 x 12, oils

This was the first plein air event held at Big Cedar Lodge on Table Rock Lake in the Missouri Ozarks. Over 70 artists participated and the weather could not have been better. Jeff Legg, friend and fellow artist joined me for the trip. Except for completely bombing out on the "Quick Paint" competition (why did I pick roses?) I felt confident painting and learned a lot that I want to apply to future efforts. Doing a practice nocturne a week earlier really helped. On awards night I won Second Place for the Night Paint Out and sold a large painting. Jeff won Second Place Best of Show and sold two paintings. Special thanks to Jeanie Morris, Lyn Phariss and Louise Thies for making this thing happen.