In my previous post you were able to read how I planned and painted a scene for a painting event. The Grand Marais Plein Air Painting Competition culminated with an exhibit of the paintings created by the 44 artists who participated in the event. Awards were granted at the reception, and I am pleased to announce that my painting "Nocturne - Grand Marais Harbor" won First Place in the Night Paint category! The judge, Mary Pettis, described the painting: "Like music has chords that sound beautiful to the ear, colors have harmonies that are beautiful to the eye. The colors in this painting are exquisite, and the balance, harmony and rhythm are just right. It is a quite, serene symphony". It is a very satisfying feeling to have my hard work recognized by such a fine artist as Mary, and to hear all the comments of appreciation from the viewers at the reception. The painting will also be going to a new home, as it was purchased by a couple at the reception! That's one of the new owners posing with the painting and the ribbon.
The exhibit continues through September 25, 2011 at the Johnson Heritage Post, 115 W Wisconsin Ave., Grand Marais, MN. Stop in and enjoy dozens of beautiful paintings in the exhibit.