Monday, July 7, 2014

2nd Street Cotter Nocturne, Baxter County

2nd Street Cotter Nocturne
8X10, Oil on Panel
This was the third painting I turned in for the White River Plein Air contest.  I painted it during the night when all of the other contest attendees were attending some kind of social thing.  I hate to say it but I really did not bother to meet or talk to any of the other artists during this event.  As soon as I had my panels marked, I was off and away and I did not really see any other artists until I turned my pieces in.
This piece won the First Timers Award.  Looking around at the work of painters who won other awards, I have my work cut out for me if I want to have a chance at winning anything in the years to come.  Lots of really great painters attend this event.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bank of Pottsville, Pope County

Bank of Pottsville
9X12, Oil on Panel

This was a request from a historian of of Arkansas art.  I feel very honored to be in the same collection as some of my Arkansas favorites.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Deshields Creek Floodplain, Old Town Lead Hill, Boone County

Deshields Creek Floodplain, Old Town Lead Hill
9X12, Oil on Panel
The White River Plein Air contest has a geographic limitation of a 30 mile radius from the town of Cotter.  I used almost all of that to get this scene from my home town.