Yay! I’m soooo honored to be included in this beautiful hardback book. It’s not often that an artist receives international recognition for their paintings. And I had two paintings featured in one book. Such a surprise!
The two trees are mine – the bottom of page 96 and the top of page 97. Both of them were done en plein air – out in the brilliant Florida sunshine during one of my weekly excursions painting with my regular plein air group.
Featured Tree Paintings
Months later, I found a lovely little book-sized package when I returned home from my Tybee Island painting workshop a few days ago. Never too tired to gleefully rip open a nondescript brown cardboard package, I attacked the outer cover and found the lovely book. I first paged through the master paintings from some of the world’s best artists. I discovered my work on pages 96 & 97… Scream! … I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to have my work accepted at the same level as well-known artists whom I have admired for many years.
These two little paintings received meritorious awards in the Richeson75 International Small Works 2018 competition.
So, lesson learned? I guess I’ll keep painting smalls!
“Artists plan each brushstroke or pencil line with the greatest care to create these exquisite works of art. To the artists, bravo!” — Director’s note from the Richeson75 International Small Works 2018 book