Monday, May 08, 2017

Winners at Utah Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition

I was pleased to receive an Award of Merit at the 2017 Spring exhibition of the Utah Watercolor Society. The show is on exhibit at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center May 3 through June 29. My painting "Navajo Loop Trail" was given the award.
My daughter Jennie Lee receives my award in my absence.
Award Winners:
Best of Show - 
Sisters - Irene Rampton
Award of Excellence -
Old School - Colleen Reynolds
 Evolution - Kathy Sutherland
Award of Merit -
Chilling in the Grass - Lori Burchinal
She’s Tenacious - Mary Pusey
Navajo Loop Trail - Roland Lee
Juror’s Award - 
 - Angela Kotter
Remnant - Debra Makoff
Quoth the Raven - Roxane Pfister
Rte 66 Mirage - Ann Galt
Past President’s Award -
Gooseneck Point - Chariya Ernst
Merchant Award -
Autumn Meadow - Lucy Beale Partridge
Night Dancing - Linda Flannery
London Rainy Day - Kristi Grussendorf
Mi Casa - Lynda Burrus
Still Life, Still Dieting - Angela Kotter

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Spring Plein Air Watercolor Workshop at Mt. Carmel

Jon Lee painting the Mt. Carmel Cliffs

Really fun time at my watercolor workshop this week. We headquartered at the Orderville Events Center with a beautiful classroom facility and did plein air painting in the Mt. Carmel/East Zion/Bryce areas. We enjoyed painting in the steps of Maynard Dixon and Milford Zornes and were able to tour the Maynard Dixon home and studio thanks to the graciousness of Paul and Susan Bingham.

Classroom at the Orderville North Events Center
Workshop participants included: Kathy McFadden, Nannette Child, Linda Miller, Barbara Prestwich, Mark Rose, Micki Hutchinson, JoAnn Hall, Summer Stratton, Nancy Thompson, Pat Christensen, Max Lee and Jon Lee
Kathy McFadden plein air painting

Hard at work

Nanette Child and Micki Hutchinson work on their paintings

Mark Rose painting outdoors

Barbara Prestwich plein air painting at workshop 

Summer Stratton shows off watercolor painting

Micki Hutchinson at work in Orderville Utah

Max Lee working on his sketchbook

Pat Christensen finds a shady spot to paint
Susan Bingham takes us on a tour of the Maynard Dixon property in Mt. Carmel Utah

Linda Miller does a sketchbook study

JoAnn Hall and Jon Lee painting en plein air

Nancy Thompson finds a shady spot to sketch

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Blown Away at the Rockville Bridge Plein Air Event

The winds howled, and we had to hang on to our paintings, but we weathered three days of outdoor painting to raise funds for the Rockville Bridge restoration. Luckily I had my trusty art assault vehicle, my 1988 Toyota 4x4 with 1992 Six Pac Super Mini Camper to help block the wind and provide shelter from time to time. All 15 invited artists had a blast and we had good sales as well.

1988 Toyota Hilux with Six Pac Camper - The perfect Art Vehicle
1988 Toyota Hilux with Six Pac Camper at Smith Mesa

1988 Toyota Hilux with Six Pac Camper in front of Mount Kinesava at Zion

Roland Lee plein air painting on Grafton Road near Zion

Had to duck out of the wind behind my 1988 Toyota Hilux with Six Pac Camper 

Painting the cliffs of Zion National Park from Grafton Road. Plein air by Roland Lee