|9" x 12" Oil on Panel|
Two more paintings were finished since my last post. Pictured above is the one I made last Tuesday, finished and framed a little before the main competition's deadline that afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday I played hooky. There were other things that needed done, plus a two day rest from all the heat and sun was much needed. I kind of wish I had been there for the Heber City paint out on Thursday, though.
Maybe I should explain a little about what a paint out is. For the main competition, painters are allowed to paint anywhere in the county over the period of a few days. Paint outs are one day affairs, or even just half a day, and painters must work within a limited area in the town hosting the event.
Friday was the Midway paint out, and I made sure I was there. I set up to paint between the post office parking lot and a grassy field. Several people stopped to visit with me as I painted. One couple who visited came back later and said they had talked to the organizers of the show and told them they would buy my painting! Below is a photo of that painting. The photo isn't very good, but I hope it's good enough. There wasn't a lot of time to photograph the painting between it's completion and when it left the exhibit in the hands of its new owner.
|11" x 14" Oil on Panel|