Last night's opening for the Sedona Plein Air Festival was a 'gala' event at L'Auberge, on the creek in Sedona. The week's work for all the artists, plus our 'quick draw' paintings, done at L'Auberge yesterday morning, were exhibited. I think all the artists were surprised by the turnout. The place was packed and people were buying!
Curt Walters selected my painting, 'Yellow Umbrellas - Uptown Sedona', for an award. Jill Carver, a lovely artist (English living in Texas) won the well-deserved 'Artist Choice' award.
I sold several pieces, including yesterday's quick draw painting titled, 'Anniversary'. My 'motif'
was the outdoor restaurant overlooking the creek. As this was a 'quick draw' we had to start painting right at 10 am and stop painting at noon. As it turned out, the couple I chose to paint,
were celebrating their 25th anniversary. They came to the gala and bought the 8 x 10 painting.
It's always nice when a painting goes to the right home.
All the artists will be in the main gallery at Sedona Arts Center from 10 am to 5 pm today, and 10 am to 3 pm tomorrow. We're only allowed to exhibit three pieces in the gallery per artist. As the paintings sell we replace it with another piece from inventory, with the goal to have sold all six by Sunday afternoon.