Morning by the Myakka River
14"x10" oil on panel
I've been slacking on my blog lately, but I assure you I have a good excuse...
I've been too busy painting!
A couple of weeks ago I participated in my first "Paint Out" in Sarasota, along with about 70 other plein air painters. It was a 3 day event and at the end we all submitted our best piece for a juried show. I turned in a painting that I did of my grandmother's backyard... and was honored to have won one of 7 honorable mentions! It's currently on display at Art Center Sarasota, but when it comes down at the end of the month I'll post it here.
Last weekend I participated in the Hyde Park Chalk Walk plein air painting competition and took 1st place in the Quick Draw and one of two Awards of Merit in the plein air event! Again, I'll post pictures of them soon
(one of which has already sold!)
So, as for today's painting, my subject was the beautiful Myakka River State Park. I will definitely be painting there again- so peaceful and gorgeous scenery everywhere you look!