Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Friday, May 8, 2015

Oil Painters of America National Exhibition in St Augustine, FL

Cloudscape over Arizona at 35,000 feet
photo credit Karen F Rose

After a glorious time in California, I hopped back on the plane and headed from the West Coast to the First Coast to the nation's oldest city St Augustine, FL.  The Oil Painters of America 24th National Exhibition was about to begin on Wednesday.
The conference started with plein air painting and continued with demos by master artists and presentations at the Casa Monica Hotel and award ceremonies.
What a wealth of information was shared by all and a great learning opportunity to speak with artists from all over the country.

Registration materials with a beautiful brochure
of the national exhibit.
Cloudscape Meditation
Karen F. Rose
5th place award
City by the Sea exhibition
juror Marc R Hanson
I was thrilled to receive an award from nationally known artist Marc R Hanson. Marc is an exceptional artist and teacher in both oil and pastel and a signature member of the Oil Painters of America. To receive recognition from him is a real joy. And thank you to the new owners of my painting. Hope you enjoy it for years to come.

A heartfelt thank you to all who made the conference possible...it's energizing to be among so many talented and dedicated artists and view such masterful works of art.
The Oil Painters of America National Exhibit remains on display at the Cutter & Cutter Brilliance in Color gallery through May 25th. You really must see the exhibit. It's breathtaking.

While in St. Augustine hope you will visit Shaffer Gallery where several of my oil paintings are on exhibit. Don't forget First Friday and Uptown Saturday night the last Sat of each month sponsored by the art galleries of St. Augustine.
What's next? So anxious to tell you. www.karenfrose.com
-  KFR

The 2015 Plein Air Convention in Monterey, CA

Point Lobos Preserve
photo credit Karen F. Rose
2015 Plein Air Convention
Monterey, CA
In the last few weeks I've traveled from the First Coast in Florida to the West Coast in California to paint plein air. The trip included attending the 2015 Plein Air Convention held in Monterey, CA with four of my very favorite painting friends.
700 painters from all over the world gathered to watch some of the rock stars of plein air painting in demos and discussions and then at the end of each day gather together to paint the gorgeous rugged coastline in Monterey and Carmel, CA.

To see some of the video highlights of the event click HERE  In the first day video, you will see me talking with Michael Harding of Michael Harding handmade artist oil colors. So many vendor opportunities to add artist supplies: Rosemary Brushes, Gamblin paints, Raymar panels, Strada easels, need I say I had to purchase an additional suitcase for the trip home!
Next years conference will be in Tucson, AZ. Good thing I already have an extra suitcase.

During my stay I also visited the De Young Museum in San Francisco and had the chance to meet up with one of my favorite paintings, Lady Agnew by John Singer Sargent. It's the first time the painting has been in the United States as it is on loan for a special exhibit Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Lady Agnew by John Singer Sargent
On special exhibit De young Museum, San Francisco, CA
photo credit Karen F. Rose
Blue Veil by Edmund Tarbell
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
photo credit Karen F. Rose
Another favorite painting on exhibit at the De Young is The Blue Veil by Edmond Tarbell.
Such mystery and poetry in this painting.

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