Oct 17, 2011

Good news; bad news

Dr. Josephus Hall House, 9x12" oil on panel
First the good news: The painting, A road less traveled shown in my last post took second place in the Cary Gallery of Artists Third Annual Paint-Out. Thanks to some of the Cary civic supporters of the gallery, four of us actually received a cash prize.

The bad news: Dr. Josephus Hall House did not sell in Salisbury. Neither did A road less traveled for that matter, but the latter will be much easier to sell down the road, as many landscapes have appeal anywhere. One thing about painting landmarks, they’re generally fairly easy to sell near their geographic location where people are familiar with them, but not so as one attempts to market them further away.

It was a great paint out on a fabulous autumn day. Nineteen plein air painters showed up for this Oil Painters of America paint-out at Salisbury’s 36th Annual October Tour. Artists were there from cities that included Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greensboro. In that Goldsboro is even a further distance may be why a photo of my easel and me wound up on the front page of last Sunday’s local paper. A view of the photo may be found by clicking Hall House. (You’ll want to scroll down.)

Thanks and appreciation goes to artist Phyllis Steimel, a founding member of Plein Air Carolina, for her success recruiting so many artists eager to participate.

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