Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sedona Art Center Member Show - Acceptance

I was pleased to hear today that 3 of my paintings have been accepted into the Sedona Art Center's Annual Member Show. I was Juried in as an Emerging Artist and will be part of the show that lasts for the month of March. There will be a First Friday Reception on 3/2 if any of you happen to be in the neighborhood.

As we are in Sedona, I submitted a few of my southwest paintings. My friends at home in the NVA have seen them but they may be new to other people.

Of course, I had to enter one of my favorite subjects, an old truck from the King's Mine in Jerome.

Other favorite subjects to paint are jeeps and the red rocks. This one has two subjects for the price of one. I came across this guy struggling over the slick rock on the Broken Arrow trail.

Finally, I painted this bronc rider from a photo I took at the Tucson Rodeo.

I am really elated to have my work appreciated enought to be juried into the show. When I saw the check marks after the word Accepted for each submission, I was thrilled.

Plein Air Painter's Blog mention

Michael Chesley Johnson gave my Rubicon a shoutout in his blog today. You can check it out by clicking here. We all had a fun time and even had a few art critics stop by as part of their Pink Jeep tour. I'm looking forward to the next one.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dry Creek Road

I joined Michael Johnson's class for a day of painting along the west branch of Oak Creek on Dry Creek Rd. We were joined by 2 of his students, Jan from British Columbia and Bill from Cincinatti. Dry Creek lived up to its name as there was barely a trickle of water. So, instead of painting the water over the red rocks, we set up on an overlook and painted the beautiful back ground scenery. I tried to concentrate on one Juniper that stood out.

The others took advantage of the vista to paint views of the distant red rocks with some of the greenery in the foreground. This was a good spot as there were many subjects to choose from. I have a feeling we will be going back there again.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Upcoming Shows

I was pleased to hear that one of my paintings was juried into the Norfolk Cultural Council Spring art exhibit. It is one of my favorite subjects. It is called "Side Kicks". These are two of my buddies from the old mine/junk yard outside Jerome, AZ. The exhibit will run for the month of March at the Norfolk library in Norfolk center.
A number of my Neponset Valley Artists (NVA) friends were also accepted. We should have a good showing. Congrats to Kim, Frank, Ann, Haydi, Dianne, Nancy and Cindy.

I'll also have a couple of my adirondacks on display at the new Walpole Library when it opens in the near future. They are nice 6x8's in gold plein air frames. They'd look good on someone's wall as a pair. Hint, hint. Here's a photo of one of them.

Finally, I'll have a couple of my works on display as part of the Foxboro Art Association Spring Member Show. This show will be at the Gallery at Patriot Place on weekends (fri-sun) during the month of March. For a change, I've entered one of my pastels of a steer staring me down. I don't have a photo of the pastel, but I've uploaded an oil version to give you an idea of the subject matter. Check it out.