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.
The ART BAR at 722 E Burleigh is hosting a mini art show. Charlie, myself, my 93 year old mom, niece Allison, and my son Jon, from Taiwan.... are all participants!
The opening is tomorrow night, however the show hangs from tomorrow right through Dec. As images sell they replace with new images, so it is a SOLD and take it off the wall kind of show.
I enjoyed it so much last year that I extended the paint and show option to my entire family. :)
It was an exciting three days of painting with the Ontario Society of Artists in Killarney Canada. If you ever want to feel like you are missing time or have been abducted from reality, just try painting plein air. As some call it the new GOLF, for the creative at heart.
I painted as Charlie photographed.. here is a mini preview of what will follow. The scenery was spectacular, the fall colors could not have been more vibrant.