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.
Today we got a chance to drop into the Art Bar on Burleigh and see the show produced by those of us who brave the elements and in this case. go back to the studio and create. Thank you to whom ever purchased the sketch!
We have returned from a wonderful 10 days in Ireland. Our travel companions hailed from the Ontario Society of Painters, they were the best!
The time we spent in Dingle was the greatest, Carmel, our friend and tour director provided us with opportunities to paint, show our work, dine, drink, and LAUGH! Hope you enjoy seeing some of the work.
The music and beer is so enticing.. that staying out late has given early morning painting a problem..It is 10 AM and still not painting..
Heading to Connor Pass!
a long drive from Dublin, but really worth it. The scenery is outstanding, the artists here are ready to get out and paint. One courageous soul has already been out to paint this morning, she left the bed and breakfast 5 AM and returned by 9 with a finished work.