Monday, September 11, 2017
Busy weekend! I was asked to be a last minute replacement as a judge for the Mattoon Street Art Festival along with another judge Saturday morning. I had to go from tent to tent interviewing the exhibitors to see if there work was totally hand made by them. First time ever to be a judge in an art festival! A lot of crafts rather than arts, fiber, glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood products, and then the real art with painting and photography. We got our heads together and made the choices for Best in Show (to Jeff Kern for his fabulous paintings) and then 1st and 2nd places in each category. It turned out great with the assistance of the other judge who was great!
Fresh off the easel this weekend! "Honey Pot Road Autumn", oil on canvas panel, 16" x 20", I painted this from my own photos in my studio in the same style as my plein air painting but on a larger size canvas. I will paint more paintings in this larger format.
Honey Pot Road Autumn
I have 14 paintings on display and for sale at Mama Cakes on Elm Street in downtown Westfield, MA. Included are two acrylic paintings, one watercolor and the rest oil paintings. Also, I have a large rack of loose matted original watercolor paintings. They will be there for the rest of the month and three weeks into February. Stop by to check them out and have a coffee and delicious cupcake!