Original oil painting, 14"x11"
©2009 Diana Moses Botkin
The opening last week of the Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts in Joseph, Oregon was a splendid event with wine tasting and other treats. I was pleased to learn that this original of mine was awarded First Place.
The next night was the quick draw, which was a good fun challenge. I'll try to post a photo soon of my small landscape painting that was purchased that night. I also sold another piece at the show.
Joseph is quite an artsy town, although it is a small community at the end of the trail. Valley Bronze, a world-class sculpture foundry, is located in town. The main street is lined with life-size sculptures by well-known artists cast at the foundry and the galleries in town show many more sculptural pieces in various sizes as well as paintings. My favorite piece among the many wonderful bronzes along the walk downtown is “All Around Cowboy” by Austin Barton.
Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.
Friday, June 7, 2013