Monday, August 25, 2008

Plein Air Easton

Instead of showing you another painting in progress, I want to change the thrust of my blog. Painting is a lot of fun and I want to share some of that fun with you.

I was juried into the prestigious 4th Annual Plein Air Easton, July 21 through 27, in Easton, Maryland. There were 57 artists from all over the country: artists from California, Texas, Florida, New York, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, etc. Of course, there were many Maryland artists.

The gist of the competition is to complete two competition paintings in four days, en plein air. These paintings are judged on the fifth day, wet paint and all. My competition paintings are shown here.

But there was much more to Paint Easton than the competition. There were lectures, programs, demonstrations, dinners, parties, auctions, and scintillating camaraderie. There were lunches in "dark caves" to rest our eyes blinded by the sun. All in all, it was a fabulous week. I not only had fun and learned a lot, I had a ball!

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