|Arrival 9x12 pastel -N Equall|
Over fifty artists participated in the paint-out and show. This is a plein air show, meaning that all paintings were painted in the open air (plein air) in the lavender fields. Registered painters had access to more than twenty lavender farms in Oregon for the two weeks prior to the show. This year was a challenge due to weather (the first week was cloudy, cool, and wet), and the late blooming of many varieties of lavender.
Yesterday was the day to submit paintings in Yamhill, and I had a great time checking the paintings in, making tags, and helping to hang the show. The show was judged by Eric Bowman, and there was an artist's reception in the evening. The festival and art show are today and tomorrow.
My painting "Arrival" got an honorable mention. I thought that was pretty funny since I considered not bringing it. Isn't that how it always goes? I did the painting at Stonegate Lavender in West Linn, and really thought it was too simple/simplified. I have a similar version of the scene done on a large (24x24) canvas that I didn't finish, but probably will work on later.
I submitted three paintings total to the show. The other two are "A Wild Sequel" and "Jackson School Lavender".
|A Wild Sequel 24x24 pastel -N Equall|
My sweet lab Deuce got to come with me, and he had a great time playing with the farm's dog Indie. They swam in the river and spent a lot of time laying paw to paw in the shade. The dogs met four years ago and acted like they were old friends even though they hadn't seen each other in several years. Such a nice day!
|My deer visitor at Wild Rain Lavender Farm|
|Jackson School Lavender 16x20 pastel -N Equall|