St. Mary's Episcopal, High Point, NC
Oil on canvas, framed, 12x16.
The Piedmont Plein Air Paintout, here in lovely High Point, NC, started on Thursday with a Quick-Draw event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., on North Main Street, near the J. H. Adams Inn, where all the painters are staying.
There we were, 30 of us, spread out along a couple blocks in the middle of downtown, painting. It was fun and convivial and challenging. I saw the paintings most of us did, and they were really great, ranging from a lovely painting of a sun-drenched yellow building, to a vivid painting of a Krispy Kreme donut shop, to a small painting of a half-eaten pink-frosted donut.
I like my painting of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. I particularly love the threatening, shining sky, and the soft glow of the one side of the church.
Architecture is not my strongest suit, but I am determined to improve, and so I plan to make more architecture-focused paintings during the next two days.
The other painters here are amazingly talented, and very, very nice. It's an honor and a pleasure to be in their company.
If you're in High Point and want to say hello and watch me paint, head to the train station on Friday. I plan to spend much of the day there!
Here's my painting in the landscape.
Dog of the Day
Here's a great, older German shepherd I met at the vet's a couple weeks ago.
She showed her age a little, when she got up - but who doesn't?