“Rural Hideaway” takes the Silver Medal

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I have been doubly blessed in 2018. I recently won the Silver Medal in the 27th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Show hosted by the Steamboat Art Museum in Steamboat Springs, CO., now I am honored to say I again won the Silver Medal, this time in the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Competition, held in Boulder, CO. There’s silver in the mountains of Colorado and I didn’t even realize it.

Anyway, a big thank you to award judge, Mike Desatnick, and to Mary Williams Fine Art for hosting the show; I’m very appreciative.

…and to top it off, the painting sold. Here’s a picture of the painting in the show, sent to me by artist, Jane Hunt. By the way, she won the Landscape Award of Excellence. (Click images to enlarge)

Silver Medal

Photo reference for "Rural Hideaway"

Photo reference for “Rural Hideaway”

Value study - 4" x 4.5" - Oil

Value study – 4″ x 4.5″ – Oil

"Rural Hideaway" - 25" x 28" - Oil

“Rural Hideaway” – 25″ x 28″ – Oil


You may view the show HERE.

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