Assistant Professor of Design David Dibble recently received an award at the Oil Painters of America 25th National Juried Exhibition.
Dibble’s work “Hinckley Farm” won a Landscape Honorable Mention from the exhibition in Texas. He primarily paints landscapes working on site, and this painting was no exception.
“I did the painting on location at the Hinckley farm in West Provo and loved the morning light striking the old farm buildings,” Dibble said. “I then took the painting back to the studio and further explored the scene to clarify the emotion of strong warm light and remoteness of location that I wanted to portray.”
The process involved scraping off much of the painting and repainting areas several times to get the finished project, Dibble explained. He was honored to be chosen and recognized at the show.
“This award is an honor, especially considering the high level of craft at which fellow artists are performing,” Dibble said.
Oil Painters of America is a national organization of more than 4,000 artists and focuses on the lasting value of fine drawing, color and composition. The National Juried Exhibition is the largest annual show.