MPS and Richard McKinley

First off, let me say how grateful I am to both Maryland Pastel Society for hosting and to Richard McKinley for venturing east. I am thrilled to be a part of Richard's four day workshop next week in Leesburg, VA, where I experience pastels and plein air from a premier painter.

I consider it to be a life-altering experience.

(To the right, Oatlands Plantation is a popular Leesburg painting location.)

Richard juried the pieces in the MPS Shades of Pastel Show, too, and will judge for some major prizes.

The show opens on September 26, 2009 and runs through November 7, 2009. The opening and awards ceremony takes place on October 4 at the Strathmore in Bethesda, MD, from 1 to 3 pm. Best in show, $1,500. with other cash and merchandise awards totaling $5,000. For the first time, there is also a Member's Choice Award.

Because of time constraints, I did not enter, but fellow Workhouse Associate, Ariel Freeman, did and her piece, Flourishing Above the Surface, was accepted into this national show of 99 pieces.

I wish Ariel all the best and can't wait to see the show, as well as to meet Richard next week.

1 comment:

ariel freeman said...

Thank you so much for mentioning me in your blog! Have a great workshop. I soooo wish I could have done it as well.