First Brush of Spring 2018
This years First Brush of Spring was one for the memory books. Not only was it the 20 year anniversary but it was my good friend, Jed Dorsey's last week living in Indiana. Jed is one of my best friends and I see him almost daily, I am sad he is leaving Indiana but happy he is moving back home close to his family near Seattle.
About 20 minutes after arriving in New Harmony, Jed and I got to work.
I painted a similar scene last year painting right into the light, very tough to paint. Roy Boswell recently gave me some advice on painting scenes like this that I am anxious to try.
Kyle Ragadale, Jed Dorsey, Benny Sanders, Mike Sinon and I all stayed in a cabin together out at New Harmonie State Park. This was our first morning and it was cooooooold.
Second painting of the day, it was during this painting that our lunch was delivered via golf cart which is one of my favorite things about painting at the First Brush of Spring.
It was so cold that a woman chased Benny down the street trying to sell him a $5 sweater.
This was my 75 minute painting for the Quick Draw competition
This was Kyle's massive 75 minute painting, he was so pumped to have won.
Show and tell at night
The second morning we went out to the river
When we all walked in to the cabin on Friday night and saw Jed's painting underneath this fish, we all knew he had a winner. I'm surprised he didn't win it all with this piece but did finished 3rd overall.