Monday, July 14, 2014


Porch Swing 12 x 12 oil on board

This painting was accepted into the
American Impressionist Society 
 Annual National Juried Exhibition 
Abend Gallery, Denver Colorado 
October 2 – November 1, 2014 

Saying I'm excited to be in this show would be an
understatement.  I'm THRILLED!
If I had a bucket list this would be on it!

I was inspired to paint this after visiting my new friend
Dena Wenmoh who lives close by.
She is a wonderful artist and runs world class workshops
that you can check out here:

Thoughts about competitions:
My feeling is that the most important thing
about painting is to be inspired and enthusiastic
about your own personal journey.
That being said, the occasional external validation
does feel encouraging! 

Thanks for viewing my art and following my blog,
comments are welcomed.


  1. Congratulations Bruce! Exciting news!

  2. Well, I've been away from blog-reading for much of the summer and return to find out your fabulous news! Tremendous congratulations to you, Bruce. Clear to see why the painting got accepted...wonderful!

  3. Hi Meredith, thanks so much, it was such a happy surprise!