I'm feeling better now but still haven't been able to paint. I've been running a fever most of the week and whatever this cold is, it's really zapped my energy level.
I'm hoping to be at my easel tomorrow afternoon and hopefully can post a new painting. This weekend, if it doesn't rain, I will be out and about in Petaluma painting scenes. The forecast is saying rain. Not happy about that. :-(
Will have to do some studio work if it rains.
The painting shown here is a plein air painting I did in Harmony, California, last year and entered in our local juried art show and it won 2nd place. This particular juried show is not easy to get a piece of artwork accepted because of the rigorous way they judge each piece. Three judges decide which pieces get in for each category and all three have to agree. Just getting accepted is quite an honor.
|Harmony, CA 11x14 oil painting plein air|
|Harmony 9x12 oil painting plein air|
Currently I'm working on getting into a couple more galleries. I've accepted my applications and the interest seems to be good with my artwork. As an artist, you never know who will respond to your work, who is going to like your style. I paint what inspires me though and really don't worry too much about whether or not it's something that will sell. Of course, I hope it will sell but my main objective is to be true to me and what subjects interest me. Not to say I don't do commission work though, because I do.