Sunday, March 07, 2010

High Tide, Brohard Beach-plein air, Venice, Paint-out in paradise

"High Tide, Brohard Beach", 14x11, oil on linen

This was the other painting that I submitted for the plein air exhibit at the Venice Art Center's 5th annual Paint-Out in Paradise. This was done exclusively with a palette knife and is being sold framed. I was delighted that my other painting, "Hazy Morning, Higel Park" sold at Friday nights opening reception to a past collector, and I received some very nice compliments from judge Jane Chapin about that piece. Jane's work is amazing, by the way, and she has three incredible pieces on display at the exhibit!

Overall, it was a very lovely opening event, in spite of a week of lousy plein air weather, and all of the paintings in the exhibit are just wonderful to behold! The exhibit runs until March 18th, so if you are in the Southwest Florida area, be sure to come by the lovely Venice Art Center and see works of the area's finest plein air artists, including my friends and past teachers Hodges Soileau and Julie Hanson, both of whom won major awards at the exhibit!

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