Monday, July 23, 2012

Western Wyoming 2012

Smith's Fork, 11" x 14" Oil on Canvas Panel
The Western Wyoming Plein Air competition in Cokeville, Wyoming was mentioned in my last post. Pictured above is one of the paintings I made during that competition. "Smith's Fork" was painted Thursday afternoon shortly after I arrived in Cokeville for this year's competition. The next three days were spent painting or scouting around. Thursday and Friday evenings the artists gathered for meals at the Pine Creek Ski Lodge. Instead of staying in a motel at night I camped up in Pine Creek Canyon where I enjoyed free rates and the fine decor of aspen trees.

I wasn't able to spend as much time as last year, but was able to enter two paintings in the competition and had a few "studio" pieces on display. The painting shown at the top of this post won the "People's Choice Award."