8.17.2010

Wyoming Plein Air Event

It doesn't get much bigger than this - the sky, I mean. The Wyoming Plein Air Event was pretty big too - attracting painters from all over the country, and even 2 from abroad. Sue McCullough and I spent 3 days in the Snowy Mountains, with fellow painters, Ulrich Gleiter - from Germany, Peg Immel - from Taos and Patrice Walker - from Santa Fe.
I am not sure what is going on in this conference. I think I heard someone say "he went that-a-way".





To the right are some of the event highlights, from my point of view:
Sue holds a brush out at arms length to "sight" a complex alley view.
Peg painted in the same alley, facing the other direction. It was a challenge, dodging passing trucks, forklifts, painting in heat and blowing dirt from the cement factory on the other side of the fence;
worth it though - Peg's piece, shown here won the Artist Choice Award in the Link Gallery. Tough conditions- nice work!






At the opening Saturday night:
in the Link Gallery Ulrich Gleiter stands with his piece "My Wyoming" (the lower painting) which won First Place. Bravo!
Sue McCullough and Scott Eckberg pose in from of their work- Scott's on the left and Sue's on the right, and
Dawn Normali and I stand in front of her amazing painting of a Wyoming farm which won the Artist Choice Award in the Deselms Gallery.

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2 comments:

Judith Greenwood said...

You are all beaming so happily! Sounds like it was another grand adventure on the Wyoming prairies!!! :-)

Coni said...

Home on the Range in Wyoming; it was fun. -C