Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's official - Paso Robles Art Festival = Painting larger!

Sunny Bug
Oil on linen on canvasboard

This past year I've been painting a lot of little 6x6s, like the one above and it has been a great way to finish a painting in one sitting so to speak, to learn and move on.

I'm very excited however, to announce that I will be painting bigger sized paintings in the near future! It was one of my goals for this year and I'm so happy to have been invited to participate in the  

The Quick-Draw takes place on May 25th, and I will also have a few paintings included in the Plein Air Masters Exhibit at Studios on the Park from May 23rd to June 30th.  This will be my first plein air event ever...woohoo!...a little nerve wrecking:), but mostly...

It's a thrill to have this opportunity to paint in the company of some extremely talented and experienced artists whose work I've admired for years, and it's all thanks to my good friend Daggi Wallace!!  Daggi is an amazing pastel artist and on a painting trip up north last month she introduced me to Anne Laddon at Studios on the park in Paso Robles.
Anne is the founder of Studios on the Park and when she saw my work, she invited me to be part of the quick draw, not realizing it would be my first...  I'm excited to be her wild card!

In preparation I'm now moving from 6x6s to 12x12s... and here's my first attempt at finishing a painting that size within 2 hours. 
This was painted in the afternoon at Broad Beach with Daggi last week. 
 Afternoon Stroll
Oil on Linen on canvas panel

 I'm happy to say I did finish it within 2 hours, except for the sea-gull which I added later.
I'll keep you posted as to my progress.

Happy Painting!

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