Earlier this month Buffalo Kaplinski won Best in Show at the 25th Plein Air Artists of Colorado (Mary Williams Fine Art) event with his watercolor painting “Sandstone Ranch.”
“I painted this piece at Sandstone Ranch, south of Castle Rock, as part of a plein air event for the Douglas Land Conservancy, “Beauty of the Open Land,” says Kaplinski. “Our state has more scenic spots than we can count! My biographer, Harmon Graves, spent a whole day with me to see how I work – I asked him for some tips on color but he declined, saying he only gives legal advice.”
On winning the top prize, he said: “I just about fainted. What is so special is that my mom’s birthday was earlier in the week and she’s responsible for getting me art lessons at an early age – 9 years old (Yikes – that was 70 years ago).”
Buffalo Kaplinski is on the faculty of the 2023 Plein Air Convention & Expo. Join us there!