Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Grand Prize at Plein Air Texas

I'm very honored to report that my paintings won both The Grand Prize and Artist's Choice Awards at Plein Air Texas. Additionally both paintings sold, as well as numerous other pieces created at the event.

It was wonderful to spend time painting with so many talented artists and have access to numerous beautiful private ranches around San Angelo, TX. Everyone was so nice, and I would highly recommend this event to artists and collectors.

This is the description from their website, "The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts welcomes 34 of the top Plein Air artists in the world to SAN ANGELO, TEXAS!  The fourth annual EnPleinAirTEXAS is one of the top plein air competitions in the country and attracts award-winning artist applicants from coast to coast and from outside the U.S."

You can find tons of photos from the event on their facebook page: link

Here are some of my photos:
Grand Prize, Erik Koeppel "Head of the Concho River" 16 x24 in. Oil on panel, Private Collection

Erik Koeppel "Sunset from the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art" 6 x 8 in. Oil on panel, Private Collection
Receiving the Artist's Choice Award
Erik Koeppel "Sulfur Draw" 11 x 14 in. Oil on panel, Private Collection
Erik Koeppel "Sunrise at Six Mile Ranch" 14 x 24 in. Oil on panel, Private Collection
9x14 out taken in progress

6x8 taken in progress

9x14 taken in progress

12x18 in. Sunrise in the Cotton Fields in progress

We had a great time.

The next competition in March, I'll be judging rather than competing. I'll also teach a workshop following the event:

ARTISTS Please apply!
Upcoming Plein Air Event, deadline November 15th, 2017
I Find more info at:

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! Erik, the work you and Lauren made in Texas is incredible and inspiring. It's cool how you used larger panels for a few of your paintings. How long did it take you to paint the larger ones? I tend to paint slow and it would have taken me a few sessions, 2 1/2 to 3 hours each to complete a painting such as "Head of the Concho River." I imagine your sunrise in the cotton fields would have been painted rapidly and broadly.