There are many different galleries doing small-works shows this time of the year, but my favorite one to participate in is Randy Higbee's 6 Inch Squared show. He always attracts a few of the best landscape painters around and does a really great job promoting the show. I am always happy to be included, and I have even won an award in the competition for best 6x6" painting last year. It's a lot of fun to be a part of it. If you are not friends with Randy Higbee on Facebook, I highly recommend being one if only for the "awards ceremony" he puts on when he announces who were the best submissions.
Here are the 6 of mine which made it in this year.
SOLDThis was painted in the morning right after I painted "Carolina Sunrise." We woke up super-early to catch the amazing sunrise, and capture the scene as best as I could. It was neat to catch the pinks in the distant clouds.
SOLDI was going for a nice Early California Painter feel with this one, with the chunky block strokes and unorthodox color scheme. Again this was in between storms so I had to work quick to capture the essence of the light here.
This one was painted at a boat launch just west of Charleston. The colors of the sunset were gorgeous. I only had about 20 minutes to do a quick study before the light left us, then I did the rest in my studio. Sunsets are difficult to capture the true feeling of, so it's a treat when you are able to even get close.
If you want to see all 600+ paintings(!) you can click on this link. Hope you have a couple of hours to spare... If you want to see the paintings in person, you can visit the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA.
A pic of last year's show:
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