As I plein air painted with friends at the stunning Carmel River State Beach in California last Saturday, I was positive the day couldn't get any better. But then one of my friends relayed the great news. My painting Snack for Two had won 1st Place in the Laumeister Fine Art Competition! The contest was held at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, VT and was juried by master painter Huihan Liu. Having admired Huihan Liu's work for years, I am supremely grateful that my piece was chosen and I praise the Lord for this wonderful honor!