Sunday, October 2, 2011

Paint The Parks Top 100


Afternoon Light
16" x 20" Oil


I'm thrilled that my piece, Afternoon Light, got juried into the Top 100 of the National Parks Show, Paint The Parks.  The exhibit celebrates our country's national parks, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the National Parks Foundation.  The painting will be a part of the Paint the Parks National Exhibition, as well as presently in the PaintAmerica online gallery: www.paintamerica.org.

Those of you who follow my blog know that my husband and I love to travel and as often as possible our trips include National Parks.  This light house is from Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego.  I just happened to be there when there was an incredible sunset and the light was right on the light house.

17 comments:

Susan Roux said...

It's beautiful Pam. You really captured that golden hour. The beautiful light baths everything in your painting. Congrats on getting in!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Congratulations, Pam!! This is just beautiful! Love the light on the lighthouse and the beautiful sky!

CrimsonLeaves said...

This is gorgeous, Pam!!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the composition and the colors and lighting on these ideal subject. Congratulations. Much deserved.

Virginia Floyd said...

Congratulations! This is a beautiful painting. I love the deep shadows and warm colors in the foreground. It really sets off the light on the lighthouse and in the sky.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Susan. I was thrilled to get in.

Carol. Thanks so much. The light was there that day. I was lucky to be there at the right time!

Sherry. Thank you!

Thank you Debbi. I was standing on a sidewalk looking up. The composition just fell into place.

Virginia, Thanks so much. I was having fun with warm, dark shadows.

Susan E. Roden said...

Congratulations Pam! And I live in San Diego, so really appreciate this.
This is an excellent exhibit to be included within.

Janelle Goodwin said...

I love how you incorporated the orange into the sky and building. It all comes together beautifully!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Congratulations! The painting is beautiful and deserves its place in the show. Love it! Makes me want to head south to San Diego for some sunshine!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Congratulations, this is a beautiful painting.

Nancy Medina said...

Beautiful work Pam - congrats on being added to the Daily Painters! I am tickled pink to see you in the group. hooray! :)

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Susan. It's such a great park, the tide pools are amazing, the hike down the bay/harbor side is great. And, the ride up is beautiful.

Janelle, thank you. So glad that you noticed the repeated orange!

Thanks so much Katherine. I'm already thinking about next year's show using some of the photos we took in the Alaskan Park as reference.

Nancy, Thank you so much!

Thank you Nancy. I'm thrilled to be a part of the group.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Congratulations, Pam! What a well deserved honor!! I am so happy for you! What a beautiful painting!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Congratulations, Pam! The light, the vantage point, and the gorgeous color in this painting - no wonder this was chosen. Really beautiful!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

This is really lovely. Well done and congratulations,

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much Nancy. I'm happy for myself...if it's ok to say that!

Claire, Thanks so much. The vantage point was created by the park. I'm on a sidewalk near the parking lot.

Thank you so much Amy.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Wonderful and well deserved! It's a beautiful piece.