One of the great delights of the show in Kulmbach was meeting Marilyne Neurohr. Marilyne has become a major contributor to this website, not only with her figures, but with the great article she wrote on Vladimir Douchkine. She is everything everyone told me about her—gracious and sweet, not to mention passionate for the art of painting.
Marilyne won a bronze medal for her painting of “Catherine the Great.”
I think it is fair to say that a bronze medal from Kulmbach is worth more than a silver or gold medal from a show in which flats are not prized like they are in Kulmbach. The high level of painting achieved by those who entered the competition and the keen eye of the judges make for a combination that make any medal a treasure. Congratulations, Marilyne!
The next photo is a close up one of the figures she displayed on the easel.
I have been waiting for the show to obtain a photo with better resolution of her for my site. This one with Greg DiFranco is great.
The next photo is of Marilyne and Greg DiFranco at the vender’s tent.
Jim Horan and Greg DiFranco put on a workshop for anyone interested in watching them paint. People filed by all afternoon to take a peek.
Notice the young boy from Greece at the end of the table. Jim Horan took time out to help introduce him to the art of painting flat figures.
I look forward to seeing more of Marilyne’s work in the future.