Paint Annapolis 2009 ran from September 17th through the 20th. This year 31 artists participated from across the Mid-Atlantic region. The sun was shining brilliantly on Saturday and I won "Best in Show"  for Chesapeake Girl.  The judge of the show was Kenn Backhaus, a signature member of Oil Painters of America and a featured artist in the PBS documentary "Plein Air, Painting the American Landscape".

(above) - The reception at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD.  The exhibition runs through October 25th.
(right) - "Chesapeake Girl", oil on board 20x16.  I had only one day with a clear blast of light, so I approached the painting with a good deal of urgency, and probably painted it looser than I might have normally done.  But I think that turned out to be a blessing and kept me from getting finicky with it.

Chesapeake Girl

Friday morning got off to a moody, atmospheric start. Sharon Littig and I were painting on Spa Creek, looking up toward the Eastport bridge. Sharon's painting is on the easel next to mine.  Irrefutable proof that she really "aced" me on this one.

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