My friends, Doreen and Simone, drove over the hill from Santa Rosa to be there! That was such a sweet surprise to drive up and see them waiting for me! Thank you again for coming. It really did make my day!
There was so much good art in this show in oils, acrylics, watercolors, sketch, watercolor and ink. (mine)
The woman who won first prize was so proud and rightly so. I enjoyed watching her throughout the day talking to people about her piece and just beaming with the blue ribbon she wore on her chest!
Second place went to Channing Rudd, who unfortunately did not make it to the show. He's one of the artists I met the day before and who was so personable when I came across him drawing this picture with pastels on a dark brown background. He was just beginning then. The finished piece is a first prize winner in my book! (And I overheard talk that the judges had a hard time deciding on which one would get first place.)
I love that this painting of the laundry mat won a prize too! Great subject! Honorable Mention.
Third prize went to another artist who also drew the same City Hall Channing got second for!
Now for some of my personal bests:
Karen Lynn Ingalls I met painting on Friday. She happens to be standing next to the painting in front of her she was painting that day. Her canvas had been all red (an under coat, I heard her telling others) and she then painted the trees on top of and around the red paint making the trees glow!
Tim Ward, another artist I also met on Friday at the Chateau Montelena winery...after I whipped out my watercolor ink version of the spires he was hard at work sketching the entire castle! This is another first prize winner in my book. He couldn't even see the entire back side of the castle from where he was sitting but he ad libbed really well and did this beautiful job.
Many people were lucky to have their art bought up on Sunday. This painting of the local grocery store (where I bought a delicious sandwich on Friday and tape to hold my broken rear light in place for my car) was one of many that sold! Good job!!!
Here's another by Tim Ward (Castle sketcher) he did downtown when I found him in an alley painting this scene across the street!
And another I believe by Channing Rudd. Gosh he is good! He said he was an art teacher!!!
I liked this watercolor too.
And I wasn't the only one who liked painting old houses.
This beautiful vineyard scene sold as well.
Three full days.
An event I chose to do.
An event I stressed over doing after I chose to do it.
Anxieties self imposed and gotten under control.
I am proud I pushed myself out of my comfort zone.
I am proud I stuck it out.
It was a great experience
and I would do it again...
After I rest up for maybe another year!
Henry was so happy to have his mom home again.
He laid down on my jacket next to my bag of art supplies as if to say:
"If you are leaving again I am going with you!"
Happy Animal Wednesday