Jimmy Longacre

by Sarah Judson November 04, 2013

Congratulations to Texas artist Jimmy Longacre for winning the Judsons award last month at the Kerrville Outdoor Painters' Event which takes place along the Guadalupe River in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. His blog contains many thoughts about the process of painting, especially outdoors. One post explores his opinion about the Kerrville event and others like it: "Winning, or placing in the competition is nice and gratifying, of course, but I don't think it's the primary objective, or benefit. There is so much to gain from accepting the challenge to do your best in the company of other painters of varying skill levels, and under whatever conditions happen to prevail during the event. Why? Because, it can't help but test your skills, raise your confidence level as a painter, and move you more quickly toward your next plateau. By the way, that's what painting is about, and it never changes. I hope you get to win an award now and then, but don't get fooled into focusing on that. GO FOR IT!"

Sarah Judson
Sarah Judson


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