I had the top half completed, and was starting to work on the prickly pear cactus in the foreground, when everyone started coming back. To my dismay, our time was up! So, I painted what I could see out of the corner of my eye...just the impression...(hum, where did that word come from?)
The kind of funny thing was...one of the other artists had hiked W A Y out there, and returned with a painting, almost identical to this one!
Throughout each year from 1987 thru 1995, she created ads, promoting PAPA in 3 to 5 major publications including: SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE, ART WEST, ARTISTS OF THE ROCKIES, ART OF THE WEST, ART TALK, and a few times in Art Connoisseur Magazine.
As a result, PAPA went from a membership of around 20 members, to a select membership of 35 nationally and internationally known artists, and for many whose names have received recognition thru their association with PAPA.
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