Friday, November 02, 2007

November 2 - University of Redlands Browsing Room

Here's one of the acrylic paintings I did as part of the Centennial Celebration of the University of Redlands. They had almost 100 plein air artists painting around the campus for a week--unfortunately during the wildfires when the smoke was so bad that we had advisories to "stay indoors". I took that to heart and went to the Hall of Letters to one of the most unique "classrooms" on the campus. Lined with bookshelves, it also has two stained glass windows that were installed in the 1950s, which depict a knight and a prioress. Home of senior seminars, and many a student presentation, HL213 is now forever captured on canvas. It is a 12 x 16 acrylic on board, and when the Dean whose office is in that building saw it--she bought it!

It also won an award at the opening reception, judged by John Budicin, past president of the Plein Air Painters of America. Nice to know that there is some flexibility in what we paint "outdoors". And I was able to save my lungs for another day's painting later in the week.

Here's a photograph of the painting, on the wall at the showing of all the artist's paintings, complete with ribbon. I had two of them, both sold, and both in this image. Can you guess which is my "other" painting?

The word is back on the Three Dogs painting: "Elin,it is beautiful!!! We are so excited about it and can't wait to hang it in our living room..I especially love the way the yellow lab looks. I think she stands out because she is looking at the viewer. I didn't think about that aspect when we were planning the portrait. All three of them look simply divine! Well done Elin!!"

Now I can rest. Thanks for letting me visit with you!

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1 comment:

Sandy said...

Wow beautiful painting.