Congratulations to Michele for an Award of Excellence at the OPA Convention in Santa Fe:
"I was VERY honored to win an award of excellence at the wet paint Exhibit. We painted at El Rancho de las Golondrinas one afternoon, and I painted the artist Nugzari Novikoff from Tbilisa, Georgia while he was hard at work."
PAINTING HISTORY- 16” x 12” - cobra oil paint
"What drew me to paint this piece was the strong directional shapes of the shadows in the courtyard.
He just happened to be standing in the most dramatic shadow triangle.
Initially I didn’t think I would paint it - because he was in the way. But since I knew he wasn’t going to move, I decided to work with the composition as it looked."