On location, out in nature, artist Jill Berry works with oil paint and a palette knife to produce her impressionistic landscapes. She shares insight regarding her INSPIRATION and INTERPRETATION of the local environment in NW Florida.
Friday, May 14, 2010
My "Triple Crown" Winner!!!
It was a packed house! The place to be Friday night... "First City- Pensacola's Premier Juried Art Show". Mrs. Norris presents her generous memorial award in honor of her husband, an artist, art-lover, and founder of the gallery.
"Nationally known Quayside Art Gallery, in the historic district of Pensacola, Florida. Constructed in 1873, one block North of the wooden quays or wharves for square rigged sailing ships, the two story building was headquarters and social center for the Germania Steam Fire Engine and Hose Company. The building remains much as it was when it housed the "Marie Louise," a 2.5 ton horse-drawn steam pumping engine."
If you look closely on the horizon of the photo below you'll see a ship docked in the bay. (click to enlarge)
It would seem like bad news that my "Sun Day" beach painting was not accepted, except for the fact that only one can make it. When deliberating what to enter, I remarked that everyone has already seen my "Walk Way", as it just took 1st at the Art Study Club Show. And before that a prize at the Fair. "You don't quit running a winning horse", was the dinner-table advice. So now I call this my "Triple-Crown" Winner!
Other Juried-in Gang-Members
You can tell by their smiling faces that they too are outdoor-lovers... plein air painters of FL currently showing in AL. (Fred- you should be smiling ~even more~ considering the big prize you just won!)