Oil paintings done plein air in western Pennsylvania.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Dedication of 80 paintings
I may have posted something about this last year, so forgive me if you'll seen it before. During 2009 I did about 100 plein air paintings of Indiana County, all 9 x 12 inch. Of those, 80 were selected to become one large wall mural. They have since been purchased by The Museum of Indiana University of Pennsylvania for permanent installation in The Performing Arts Center. At the dedication Friday was, from left, Bill Double the museum board president, myself and Michael Hood, the dean of fine arts. These gentlemen were instrumental in raising the private funds needed to purchase the piece. It is in an ideal location and I'm so very proud since I'm an alumni of the university.
Full time artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. I've been a gravedigger, chicken catcher, landscaper, graphic designer, museum art installer, college instructor, and now, finally, I'm painting everyday, which is what I've been trying to do all along.