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Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Denver Plein Aire Opening

Tonight was the opening at the Denver Public Library for the Golden Triangle Paint out that I participated in back in September. There was quite the crowd which was very gratifying to see, and paintings selling, which is always a good thing. I was quite surprised to be greeted by one of my painter friends with a "congratulations!" having no idea that one of the paintings that I got in to the show won Honorable Mention. The show has roughly 120 paintings hanging, and it is a show worth going to if you are downtown. Heck, make it a destination! I wish I had thought to take my camera with me tonight to post a photo with this entry. Although, the place was packed and it would have been a challenge! My painting that won the award is called "Quiet Sunday at the Bail Bonds." The partially finished painting was one of my first blog entries. It took me a few trips to finish this painting as it is a large format for me when painting outside; as I continue to push that envelope. My diligence was rewarded.


Travelingrant said...

Indeed. A very good painting! Congrats!

Aloha Sistah said...

My first impression was this was a photograph. You nailed this scene, the quietness of a Sunday morning downtown. Didn't get to see the other paintings but the Honorable Mention seems well-deserved. Your enjoyment of the variety of subject matter you're working with is coming through clearly.

victoriasart said...

Hey sister
If you go back to the archives, under September, there is a Thursday posting one painting. The one of the governors manse gardeners entrance is the third one that got into the show, and that is posted under "museum district Golden triangle event." I did enter the painting of Don Barnes but it was not accepted.