In the Shadows
12 x 9 in., oil on panel
The beautiful weather of the past week made for a near perfect first experience of a plein air painting competition for me. I participated in the three-day Kerrville Outdoor Painters' Event (KOPE) in Kerrville, Texas. The organizers arranged access to exceptionally paintable properties for the artists--I thoroughly enjoyed each minute, and finished with some strong paintings and some new artist friends, and reconnected with others I don't see often enough.
This painting was my first of the event. We painted on a ranch a few minutes from Kerrville that had numerous old structures--this was the old smokehouse.