Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sedona Plein Air Festival Wrap-Up and Pumphouse Studio Gallery

"One Way" 9x12, oil (Jerome, Arizona)

The Sedona Plein Air Festival has come to an end. The Friday Night Gala event was well-attended with a lot of excitement and energy. The Saturday Public Sale was a beautiful day, and I took the opportunity to set up my easel outside and do a little pastel painting. (There's nothing like a little free entertainment to draw in the crowds!) The wind got up, though, so I'm glad I did only a small piece. Here are some photos of the final events, including my section of the gallery. (In the photo with me, that's artist Stuart Shils in the shadows.) I had such a great time and a great painting week that I hope I'm invited again for next year.

Now that the Festival is done, I'm looking forward to fixing up the new workshop space for Paint Sedona ( As you may recall, last year we bought a commercial space in Creekside Plaza (, across the road from the Tlaquepaque plaza, to hold my small workshops in. This week, Trina and I will be getting it ready for my first Paint Sedona workshop, which starts in a couple of weeks. I'll also be doing monthly demonstrations in the space, which is called Pumphouse Studio Gallery ( I'll write more about this in the near future.


alotter said...

I fell in love with "one way".

Sandra Nunes said...

Congratulations, Michael!
That´s an awesome set of paintings, I love specially the masterful brushstrokes and warmth of "One Way".