The annual Oak Ridge open invitational is in August. I prepared my entry in advance, in hopes that I can finish a second entry in plenty of time.
I undercoated the canvas with acrylic orange, then worked water based oil paint beginning with the sky, then the water, and finally the sand surrounding the girls. The size of the canvas is 20 x 30.
Not matter how I build this object, I continue to have wall thickness issues when going to 3D print it.
Having traveled southeast Asia from February to May, it felt good to revisit some of my small paintings and photos in preparation for this 30 x 50 Acrylic image. The light and curves were my focus for the center of interest, the Vietnamese woman. Just one of many women in business that we encountered throughout Vietnam, all pleasant and smiling while going about their tasks.
Tomorrow night is the culmination of the Third Ward Plein event at the Hudson Lounge 6:00 PM 310 East Buffalo Street.
It has been a while, but today I decided to look for something to paint from our Ireland Plein air experience. Charlie's photos need to be seen so I thought it was time for a post.
Feel the cool Ocean air as you view these, along with the intense green from the unpredictable showers that we experienced.
I have just returned from one of the most wonderful experiences of my life, 16 days in Ireland with the Ontario Society of Artists. A group of talented, fun loving, and inspiring artists who worked hard and played almost as hard.
The sojourn began in the coastal town of Dingle, where we stayed at the Lantern B&B on the Main Street. The B&B also hosted a wonderful pop up art show of the work that we created that first week.
Our second week was spent in a wonderful airbnb home on Lake Emy. Our hosts and the International Plein air artist, Neil Grieg, showed us the sites and inspired us to create!
Finally the end photos are of the pizza box easel one of the participants made toe bring along, and she found this on you tube!
When I woke it was a crisp 18 degrees here in Slinger. It took me a cup of coffee and numerous layers of clothing before I adjusted to the idea of standing outdoors in the cold for three hours. Not wanting to be a wimp, because I know all dedicated plein air painters would brave the elements. I headed out the door, packed the car, and drove to the location where other stalwart souls were working at their art. I arrived a bit later than the others, but covered a lot of ground on this 20 x 30 canvas, before it was time to critique.
Prior to leaving for Mexico I set up this still life in the living room. Using my beautiful orchids that bloomed, it was the only testament that there would be spring soon. I know it is a long shot, but I sent the entry anyway hoping I would get in the show, so cross fingers everyone.