Grassy Waters 9 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas Paper . This one was very well received when I posted it on Facebook. I have been trying to do some daily painting to implement what I have been learning lately. In this one I was focusing on the Cape Cod School of Art.
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It was a great day. Starting out very foggy, which cast a magical glow on the everglades, and later turned sunny and warm, it was a great day for plein air painting. Twenty-five of our artists showed up to paint, and while visitors for the day listened to talks at the pavilion, they could see the artists painting the beauty of the refuge. At the end of the day, we gathered in the visitor’s center theater for a meet and greet the artists.
It was great to see all the work produced that day all up on the artists’ easels during the gathering. While we were chatting with the visitors, the juror for the exhibit, Maxine Schreiber, circulated around and judged the works presented. When Steve and Maxine presented the awards, Maxine commented that she was impressed by the quality of the artwork. I have to agree, I am always humbled to have my artwork being displayed along with the truly great artists we have in Plein Air Palm Beach.
The Winners were:
First Place: Kerry Eriksen for “Gator” Oil on canvas
Second Place: Lorrie Turner for “Foggy Morning” Pastel
Third Place: Linda Apriletti for “Willows and Lifting Fog” Oil on Linen
HM: Stan Dornfest for “Joyful Loxahatchee” Acrylic on Canvas
HM: Sal Sidner for “At the Pavillion” Oil on Canvas board
HM: Elfirda Schragen for “Two Trees Trail at Loxahatchee” Oil on Canvas
There will be an exhibit of the paintings produced the day of Festival in the visitors’ center of the Wildlife Refuge that will run from March 5, 2014 – April 30th, 2014. Be sure to visit the exhibit “Plein Air Palm Beach Paints Loxahatchee” and the take a look around the refuge that inspired the artwork, you won’t be sorry. Twenty-five percent of sales of any artwork will go to Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, a very worthwhile organization.