Every year the Dublin Area Art League (DAAL) hosts a Paint Out in Historic Dublin, Ohio.
This year I was the Paint Out chair - I am also the current DAAL president, I guess I could not be less involved in the Paint Out. :)
I planned it, advertised it, worked hard to create community awareness and coordinate our wonderful volunteers and the day of the outdoor painting event we got pouring rain and cold. Bummer!
Thank Goodness several brave and talented plein air painter came down and participated in the event anyway.
Everyone did a wonderful job!
The judge for the competition was Michael McEwan, and he seemed surprised too of the great paintings entered in spite of the weather. : ) If you don't know Michael he is a nationally renown, award-winning artist, landscape and plein air painter.
I painted the cute store across the street from the booth "Chelsea Borough Home" and I tried to make it colorful, notwithstanding the gray day.
My efforts were rewarded because the painting received a Honorable Mention award.
Chance wanted that the day after the Paint Out was the store owner's birthday, and her sister decided to buy my painting as a gift for her.
How wonderful is that?
|"54 S. High Street"|
11"x14" Oil on board
Currently this painting is at Terra Art Gallery, 36 N. High St, Dublin, OH with all other award recipients, until the end of this month.
My prize for the Honorable Mention was a plein air umbrella sponsored by Dick Blick art materials. So useful when you paint outdoors, rain or shine!
In the photo at right is me with my new umbrella painting at the park of roses last week.
More about the Paint Out and the award recipients on the DAAL blog.