With the closing of the 2014 Meaford Juried Art Show, held in the grand Meaford Hall, it was time to tally up the votes for the Peoples Choice award. It was my good fortune to be awarded that prize for my new painting, 'Parker's Privey.
The painting was based on a visit last fall to the Parker farm, located just down the Second Line from my previous home in Eden Mills, Ontario. There was lots of interesting scenes to paint on that foggy morning, but I was especially drawn to the weathered outhouse that still stood next to the old blacksmith shop. Within the simple arrangement of fence, building and maple tree that I chose to focus the painting on, there was a wonderful range of textures and subtle colours to be portrayed.
As noted in an earlier post, the Meaford Juried show was especially kind to me; my other submission, a graphite piece entitled '2 in a Canoe' was selected for 'Best in Show'. Thanks to all the people who helped make the show a memorable one and I look forward to next year!