Gold Country Plein Air was the kick-off event for what will be at least five plein air paint-outs I’m scheduled for this year, including: Telluride Plein Air (June 28th-July 4th), Jewel by the Bay (July 17-20), Valona Plein Air (July 28-August 5th),  Estes Park Plein Air confirmed yesterday! (August 25), and San Luis Obispo Plein Air (not yet confirmed, October 1-7).

This nice thing about Kris’ show at The Vault is it’s non-competitive, and all the artists get along really well. It’s a nice annual reunion.  Several are in the upcoming Telluride show, including Paul Kratter and Douglas Morgan.  Paul was able to give me some tips at dinner the other night.  It’s probably the most prestigeous show I’ll do all year, so I’m a bit in intimidated.

Here’s one last painting from the show, one that I decided not to enter (three have sold, by the way!).  This one’s growing on me 🙂  I don’t know about you, but when I finish a a painting, it’s very difficult for me to judge it.  I guess you spend so much time looking at the “trees” in a work that you don’t see the “forest”.  Anyway, this is available to my blog readers only, let me know if you’re interested. If I sell this for a couple hundred, I can break even on the trip!

Pinecrest Lake, CA

Pinecrest Lake – Oil on Linen – 8×10

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