These paintings were entered in the BayArts Inspired by Nature Art Show and both were accepted. Late Glow received a Juror's Award! I went to the opening last night, it was jam packed with both people and lots of great paintings.
The funny thing about Late Glow is that I had difficulty with the bottom right corner of the painting. Couldn't resolve it to my satisfaction; which interestingly is the spot from my photo reference that was blurred by my finger. When I dropped off the painting, I discussed this with one of the employees at BayArts (who is also a painter). Last night she told me that during the judging, the juror's discussed the painting. They felt the painting was strong especially the area where the light comes through, but they felt there was something missing or unfinished or not right with the bottom right corner. Hmmmm. There are times we don't see what's going on with our own work..and times we do.