I wasn’t able to attend the opening for the Peace River Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists show “Life in the Peace” yesterday afternoon, so I was thrilled by email to learn that my painting “Peace River Corner” won second place in the show!
Previously my highest placement in any show was third, so I consider this a step in the right direction! Honestly, it’s always pretty wonderful to be chosen simply to show with dedicated and skilled local artists, and both the pieces I have in the show are ones I am proud of. However I’m bursting my buttons over this little painting which was the result of many hours of exploring the scene and figuring out the best way to paint it in “my” style. I counted later and realized I painted this scene SEVEN times before I could call this one my final draft. I learn best that way, painting out my issues and learning as I go.
“Life in the Peace” will hang until December 18th at the Beaverlodge Cultural Centre in Beaverlodge, Alberta. I encourage you to check out the show if you are in the area!