Today was the last painting day of the San Luis Obispo Plein Air competition, the “Quick Draw”. We were given 2 hours to complete a painting, followed by a live auction.
I had a great time painting this building. I was facing North, with the direct morning light hitting the wall at a 90 degree angle from me. The result was a wonderful warm glow from reflected light on the entrance of the building. I was also feeling great after last night’s win, so the painting came together really well. I even finished half an hour early. The painting was bought by an artist in the show as well, pastelist Dottie Hawthorne.
After a few hours off (and a nice nap!), we had another reception tonight. Fellow artist blogger William Wray won Artist’s Choice for a great painting of an old Southern Pacific engine train and I sold two more paintings–one more, and it will be a complete sell-out!
The show ends tomorrow, then I’m off to LAX to pick up Mike for a week’s stay in OC and Ventura to visit family. A week off sounds great about now!
SLO History Museum – Oil on Linen – 11×14″