Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sedona, breathe, then Zion...

I just got back from the Sedona Plein Air and have a few days to retool for the Fourth Annual Plein Air Artists Invitational at Zion National Park that starts next week. At top below is a large piece from the Sedona event that ended last Saturday and it was chosen to be next year's poster image! What a cool award! The other two paintings are my submissions for the ongoing exhibit at the Zion Human History museum that proceeds the Zion Plein Air event. (Oh yeah, somewhere before all this there was a really fun studio tour...)

Call of the Canyon 24x24
(sorry about the poor photo quality...)

Stormy Morning 16x20

Zion Heights 23x25

Grand Canyon Plein Air on the Rim 2012!

I'm just going to post a few photos and say a few things about this year's Grand Canyon Plein Air on the Rim. I can't adequately tell you in words how incredible this event is! The location is awesome of course, but so too is the group of artists and the people who organize this show.  The weather was cooperative with a midweek storm thrown in for drama (but not nearly as much as last year!) I painted a lot with my good friend Josh Been, who really set the bar high by painting large gorgeous panels all week long! The quick draw event had perfect weather and made a record amount, and the opening night reception was well attended with good sales. During the reception I was awarded the Artist's Choice Award! I'm honored and humbled to win the award again this year. The show will be up until Nov. 25th at the Kolb Studio at the west end of the South Rim Village. Proceeds of the show support the goal of funding a permanent art venue on the South Rim

Me beneath Mather Point

Josh crushing it at Yavapai Point 

My space at the opening reception

My quick draw entry