"Arriving On Tenth" 20x16" Pastel
Gosh! So much has happened since I last posted, I can't even begin to blog about it all. The happenings and goin's on's seemed to have slammed me all at once with shows, upcoming plein air events, paint outs, and competitions.
First of all, I am thrilled as punch as well as deeply humbled to have received notice that my painting "Arriving on Tenth" was juried into the IAPS 24th Annual show. I now have to get it framed and shipped to Boston before the May 10th opening at Vose Gallery. Now is the time for me to get my calendar all coordinated so not to miss a delivery deadline.
I also will be heading down to Monterey next month for the Plein Air Convention to demonstrate a 1-hour pastel painting. It sounds almost impossible to create a nice work of art under the tight time condition, so I have been preparing for "as quick as can be" piece. Although there is no way possible to finish a piece in front of so many on a stage, quiet resolution and relationship with a piece is not a priority for such a situation. So, I just practice the piece several times to make sure I don't disappoint my audience. I am planning on creating an urban piece like the one above.
Add to that the fun two workshops I have planned and a few exciting plein air events that all add up to a very busy summer. Then, and only then, perhaps I will take a vacation from myself and finally allow myself a bit of rest and rehabilitation with my family.
Here is the line up:
3rd Annual Plein Air Convention
Event Dates: 4/7/2014 - 4/11/2014