A Dreamers Secret To Painting in San Luis Obispo

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What an awesome week!

It flew by with days upon days of painting  beautiful sunsets, glorious sunrises, and spectacular coastal views. On Friday, by noon, the artists had to turn in their six completed framed paintings after only four days to do them.

Within four hours, the San Luis Obispo’s Art center had hung the whole show in time for their special collectors event.  Then at six they opened up their doors to the public.

What a crowd!

I sold two paintings on Friday night.  Then Saturday morning was the “quick draw” where all the artists are gathered in the  downtown center next to the mission and we had two hours to complete a painting.

There were hundreds of people watching and taking pictures as we worked.  When the time was up, they live auctioned our wet paintings off to the crowd.  My painting sold to a very nice family and multiple people were bidding on it.

There were so many great artists there and many phenomenal paintings were created that week.  And the icing on the cake, is after the events, the artists would gather around and we would have great lengthy discussions on topics only artists could appreciate.

What a wonderful week!

Morning Companions


(Wendy’s dream is still to become a influential international artist, but she left 8 Women Dream in March of 2010 to complete grad school.  She is still a strong supporter of 8 Women Dream and you will see her in the comments on the blog.)

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    Congratulations – you sooooooo deserve it!

  • Thanks Kim. I appreciate the compliment. So much time is spent alone working that its nice to connect with others and get feedback. How is your piano going? We have a piano you will have to come play on. None of us play. It’s a long story how we ended up buying a baby grand from an ailing artist who passed away two weeks later.

  • Kim

    What beautiful paintings. You’re so talented!