Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Annual TRAC Paint Out Exhibit, May 21 - 28

Twenty five painters participated in the Fifth Annual Toe River Arts Council Paint Out that was held on Saturday, May 21 in downtown Burnsville. Painters of all ages and media participated.
Prizes and awards were selected by known Madison County painter, Bill Weldner, and awards went to: First Place to Richard Oversmith for his oil painting titled “Saddle in an Old Barn;” Second Place to Jon Houglum for his oil painting titled “Old Home Place;” and Third Place to Stuart Roper for his oil painting titled “Academy Street Morning.”

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spring On Avery's Creek

Painting the spring landscape near Asheville, my friend Richard Oversmith and I found this flower lined creek and couldn't pass it up!

Richard Oversmith painting at Avery's Creek

Here is a shot of the scene

And here is my version

"Spring On Avery's Creek" oil on panel 14" x 11"

Time of day and lighting are so critical when out looking for subjects in the landscape. By the time Richard and I finished up, the sun had shifted to its zenith, rendering this lovely scene flat as a pancake!

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