Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Saturday Auctions

Olana morning glow   9" x 12"  oil on panel

This past Saturday was a busy art auction day, with two of my paintings in the Hilton Head Art Auction and a still-wet plein air painting in the Columbia County Council for the Arts plein air event at Olana - the New York estate of the nineteenth century American painter Frederic Church - all having sold on the same evening.

I had a great time painting alongside the 25 juried artists as we were allowed full access over the 250 acre Olana estate.  After completing seven paintings over the three days of the festival, I submitted a painting of the iconic tower structure of the Olana mansion - titled "Olana morning glow" - in the Saturday evening auction (unfortunately only one painting per artist was auctioned).   I was happy to see it given a good home....

red coat   10"x20"   oil on panel
The Preservation Society   8"x10"   oil on panel
Later that same night, I learned that my two Charleston paintings - "red coat" and "The Preservation Society" -  had also left the Hilton Head Art Auction with new owners.   Congratulations to Jack Morris, Ben Whiteside and Joe Sylvan for organizing this year's successful art event.

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