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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Another Pastel Show!

Drive to Placerville on 49
The other day I drove to Placerville, California.  It was a beautiful day and I took a few photos along the pastoral drive.

Trails to hike!
I was headed to Placerville to enter the members's Spring Show - called "Spring Brilliance" for the Sierra Pastel Society.   I saw some of my friends there.  Several of these members were with me at last summer's Hope Valley workshop with Richard McKinley.

I have not been to Placerville in many years.  It was fun to look around.  I even went to a little nature park where I did a plein air field study in pastel.  I'm a bit rusty, so I am not posting it! 

Then I went back to the gallery at El Dorado Art's Council and looked through the window as they hung the show.  They were officially closed, but they were kind to let me come in and view our show.  It was great!  Lots of talent!  I have been a member for about 3 years, but this is the first time I have participated since it is a long drive.

Once I got home, a new e-mail message was waiting with the results of the judging!  I won a 2nd in the Landscape category for "Willow Creek"!!!!!   Whoopee!   I am thrilled!  (Sorry, the photo is not available right now for me to post Willow Creek - but you can search it by name in my blog and you can see it on an older post).

My friend, Thaleia, won Best of Show!  I am so happy for her.  She was our hostess who organized the Richard McKinley and also the Lorenzo Chavez workshops in Hope Valley.  You can see her beautiful art here: .


Ida M. Glazier said...

This is wonderful!! And winning the 2nd place I am sure was deserved. Your pictures of the area are very nice. Its so nice over there this time of year. Congats on your new house and studio space!! Post pic's of that space when ready, so exciting to have a work space (besides the out doors!) I would love to see this show!!

LIZ said...

Congratulations! Won't be long and you'll be getting Firsts!