This last week was the Sangre Arts Guild plein air painting show in Westcliff, Colorado. What started out as a beautiful event turned rather cold and well, frigid. Coni and I and Curt painted the first day in a beautiful spot by Curt's home on Macey Creek but by that afternoon that clouds had rolled in and it was necessary to paint one of thosr "cloudy" days- something I'm not used to living in the San Luis Valley- sunshine central.
By the 2nd day of the event, a cold front had moved in and was such a baby - as I have painted winter many times before, guess I just wasn't acclimated yet? Or maybe I'm turning into a big weinie? Well, the awards were announced from the juror Stephen Datz and I won an honorable mention and a $100 gift certificate for my painting " Autumn Brilliance on a Grey Day"- below. Coni won third place with her painting "Indian Summer" so kudos to her!
I missed the PAPNM show in Albuquerque this weekend due to the Westcliff event but received another $100 award from the Rio Grande Arts Association for my painting "Sunset at Nancy's"