Honorable Mention in Texas for Happy Trails

This is the first year I entered the Midland Arts Association 2012 Juried Art Exhibition, in Midland, Texas, and I was very happy to be notified this week, that my 16"x 20" entry "Happy Trails" won an Honorable Mention at the opening on March 29. Whoo- Hoo!
a HUGE Congratulations to my friend, photographer Steve Immel who won a First Place Prize and an Honorable Mention. Click the link on his name and check out his website.
Special THANKS to Peggy Immel, friend and fellow painter who suggested I enter the show in the first place. Thanks Peg.

Congratulations SLV Painters

Congratulations to the San Luis Valley Painters on a very successful show.
We closed the SMall Works Show at Milagros last Friday after a very happy "hometown" run. We sold 15 paintings and tho' it was a small percentage, were able to donate over $200. to the Milagros fund for our community.
Thank You to everyone who took part.

Looking for Snow

Last week Sue, Dave and myself went looking for snow and found it up the Pinus Creek Road in the San Juans, above Del Norte, Colorado.
As Spring comes on, the winds kick up in Colorado but we managed to catch a morning that was very mild and almost calm. There was a lot of "atmosphere" though, because of fires that burned in other parts of the state; downright smokey day actually. Some painters go for that atmospheric/air look -
being originally from California, I'm not so keen on it.