Summer is just about over, and what a summer it has been! During June, I traveled to California then Ogden and Midway, Utah to participate in plein air events, painting several paintings for each event. ‘Looking East’ received an honorable mention in the Midway event.
In mid July, I traveled to Texas to explore and paint studies for a commission. I completed and delivered the 36″ x 48″ painting this week. This painting was a challenging and inspiring undertaking to complete in one month. The view from the property is called Inspiration Point, I hope that I captured the grandeur of the place in the painting. Upon returning from Texas, I met up with my good friend and fantastic painter, George Handrahan and painted in the Tremonton area of northern Utah. This trip came with an unexpected surprise when I sold the painting almost from the easel (I took the painting home to finish). You never know when this will happen, but it is a fun experience.
Next month, will bring new paintings from Costa Rica as I travel to my home away from home. I will miss some fall events and friends who will be there, but will return with new inspiration and plans for holiday shows. The first show being the long tradition of ‘Those Art Girls” getting together. October 17, from 10am to 4pm, Morag Totten, Alison Armstrong, Gloria Montgomery and myself will have art available for holiday gift giving. Save the date for this fun, casual, gift show at 5801 Kingsford Ave. Park City.
Below are some of the paintings that came to being this summer. ‘Sunlit Poppies’, ‘Light in the Morning’ and ‘Parked’ are currently showing at Evergreen Gallery in Salt Lake City. Evergreen Framing and Gallery will be celebrating 30 years of business in October with a show that includes all of their artists and a holiday show in early December. Please stop by if you can.
I gratefully thank those who supported me with purchases this summer and to new acquaintances and old friends that I spent time with.
‘ The world is round so that friendship may encircle it’ – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Summer Paintings 2015