Monday, September 21, 2015


16"x20" pleinair oils. $450.  Done 9/20/15 at Easton Riverside arts Festival Pleinair Competition.  I think it will be the last time I 'compete'.  Suzuki Roshi explains that competition is the worst form of practice.  At the very least there should be some kind of forum where the judges explain their choices.  I saw a lot of good work at this event, as I have seen at most events.  There ought to be more critiquing and dialogue.  Never \met a judge or critic who I thought knew better than me, except the great and inimitable Antonio Salemme 1892-1995.